Dashcam Video Released After Dolton Cop Shoots Suspect

Police said the man got into a confrontation with an officer and pulled out two semi-automatic weapons

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    Dolton police released the squad car dashcam video that shows the chase preceding the shooting of a suspect Saturday evening. (Published Monday, Aug 11, 2014)

    Dolton police released the squad car dashcam video that shows the chase preceding the shooting of a suspect Saturday evening.

    Police were responding to calls about shots fired around 8 p.m. Saturday in the 200 block of East 143rd Avenue when they were passed by a speeding blue SUV with bullet holes, according to Dolton Police Chief John Franklin.

    Officers were pursuing the vehicle, which had traveled into Harvey, when a passenger, identified as Malcoln Franklin, jumped out near the 500 block of Sibley Boulevard.

    The video, which doesn't have any sound, shows Franklin jumping out of the vehicle and running away, but the chase continues off camera.

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    Police say the 22-year-old man pulled out two handguns and the officer, fearing for his life, shot and killed him.

    The officer didn't place his squad car in park, and the video shows the vehicle hitting a garage door of a nearby home.

    Police are still searching for two suspects who fled the scene in the blue Chevy Tahoe with Illinois license plate no. A304720.

    Police allege Frankline was a "reputated member" of a local gang, but family and friends dispute that.
     

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