A black man was killed by police in Chicago, immediately drawing an angry crowd that began pushing police at the scene, reports the Chicago Sun Times.
The Sun-Times reporter on the scene says that the incident happened at 71st and Chappel, deep on the South Side. The reporter tweeted that "a very large crowd is gathering" formed, and that "it's hard to put in words how tense the scene is. Witnesses say a female officer shot the man in the back while he was running away."
The reporter tweeted that the man's nickname was "Snoop" and that he was a barber in the neighborhood.
The speed with which the protest began shocked veteran reporters on the scene.
The situation just severely escalated when Chicago Police officers moved their line forward. An argument started an… https://t.co/RNMZD8jnRz— Nader Issa (@Nader Issa)1531615396.0
Watch video of the scene below.
Here's more of the scuffle between Chicago Police officers and protestors at the scene where an officer shot and ki… https://t.co/JszjetfeH2— Nader Issa (@Nader Issa)1531615995.0
I've never seen a confrontation w/ police erupt so soon after a shooting. @nbcchicago https://t.co/oqAAmsHzD6— CHRIS HUSH (@CHRIS HUSH)1531614830.0
UPDATE: Protesters gather after fatal officer-involved shooting in South Shore neighborhood https://t.co/MqaZ2B3Zh8 https://t.co/V2lvInsgGa— NBC Chicago (@NBC Chicago)1531614339.0
NOW: 71st & Jeffery Blvd. Angry crowd & police clash after officer involved shooting. @nbcchicago https://t.co/mCC6jLRZ2Z— CHRIS HUSH (@CHRIS HUSH)1531614647.0