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Video Suggests Teen Shot By Police Was Scaling Fence

By Alex Nitkin | April 13, 2016 8:58am | Updated on April 14, 2016 11:23am

NORTH LAWNDALE — A video posted to Facebook appearing to show the aftermath of a police officer shooting of Pierre Loury, 16, suggests that the teen was climbing a fence when he was gunned down. 

The video shows the boy's body lying on one side of a fence, with his pants still dangling from its teeth.

A police source confirmed to the Tribune that Loury was scaling a fence when he was shot.

According to a police statement released after the shooting, the teen had been inside a car matching the description of one involved in an earlier shooting Monday. When officers tried to pull the car over, Loury fled and a chase ensued, culminating in the "armed confrontation" that led to his death.

First Deputy Superintendent John Escalante later said that Loury had turned and pointed a gun at the officer who was chasing him, and that police later found a gun at the scene.

Those who knew Pierre said police's version of the incident does not sound like the teen they know, though several photos posted to his Facebook page show the teen posing with what appears to be a gun. 

A Tuesday night vigil for the boy led to a protest outside the Harrison District police station, where two people were arrested, police said.

The shooting is being investigated by the Independent Police Review Authority, police said.


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