Chicago police on Sunday released body camera footage of officers shooting dead a black man as he reached for his concealed handgun, hoping to quell two days of violent and peaceful protests that had branded the incident a case of police brutality.
The shooting on Saturday triggered violent clashes that night and more peaceful protests on Sunday in the latest in a string of U.S. police killings that have at times sparked nationwide demonstrations.
Chicago had its own high-profile case leading to unrest in the 2014 police shooting of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald, who was holding a knife and shot dead as he walked away from police. The officer who shot him, Jason Van Dyke, was charged with murder and is awaiting trial.
In this weekend's incident in the city, police shot and killed Harith Augustus, 37, while attempting to apprehend him on a sidewalk, the body camera video showed.
As the man attempted to evade police, his T-shirt is pulled up, revealing a holstered handgun. Police opened fire as he reached for the gun.