Screen Shot 2014-08-28 at 12.16.28 PMIn Chicago, tons of people gathered to protest another teen murdered by law enforcement.

On Aug 24. Roshad McIntosh was pronounced dead at 7:43 p.m., according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office. Police claims after chasing McIntosh, he pulled a gun and pointed it toward an officer. The officer then fired at the 19-year-old, killing him. There was a weapon retrieved from the scene.

However, family, friends and neighbors believe otherwise. Residents of Lawndale took to the streets to protest the story they were told. Demonstrators say McIntosh did not have a gun and had surrendered when police fatally shot him. Like several police-related shootings, cops reacted too quickly.

In a statement to DNAinfo Chicago, a relative of McIntosh said, “The police pulled up and jumped out. They put guns on everybody out there, (yelling) ‘Get on the ground, get on the ground.’ I couldn’t see what was happening in the back [of the house]. They say he had a gun, I don’t think so.”

As McIntosh’s mother, Cynthia Lane, mourns the death of her son, The Independent Police Review Authority (IPRA) is investigating the shooting, along with another police-involved shooting.

IPRA is a separate group created and approved by the City Council. It is led by a civilian chief administrator and staffed entirely with civilian investigators.

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  • Bearlikesbones

    I have been so jaded by the actions here in Ferguson that I no longer believe what the media reports say regarding black men pointing weapons and charging toward the cops. What person of color in their right mind would point a weapon at cops these days? I already couldn’t half sleep until my son gets home every night and all of these shootings are really getting to me. How our men must feel to wonder if they’ll die today, tomorrow….

    • Anthony

      Wondering if the cops are going to kill you is nothing new. Sisters better worry about trigger happy cops too.