More Protests Planned After Fatal Chicago Police Shooting

Another day of protests was planned in Chicago Tuesday after a deadly police-involved shooting on the city's South Side.

This time, the protest was expected to take place in front of the courthouse where a hearing was scheduled in the case against CPD officer Jason Van Dyke, charged with murder in the fatal 2014 shooting of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald.

Protesters with Black Lives Matter were expected to show up, though how many would attend was not clear.

Tuesday marks the fourth consecutive day of demonstrations following the police-involved shooting on Saturday.

On Monday night, around 200 protesters marched down East 71st Street in the South Shore neighborhood, the same block where 37-year-old Harith Augustus was shot and killed by a Chicago police officer.

Around 5:30 p.m., officers approached a man who was "exhibiting characteristics of an armed person," CPD said in a statement, and an "armed confrontation ensued."

Augustus had a gun in a holster at his hip and was shot multiple times as he ran away, spun around and reached toward his waist, footage released Sunday from an officer's body-worn camera showed.

The officers involved in the shooting were placed on routine administrative duty in accordance with department policy.

Within minutes, the shooting led to unrest, with heated conflicts between community members and police resulting in four arrests.

Chicago Police Supt. Eddie Johnson said he fast-tracked the release of the body-cam video in part to show the public that Augustus was armed and to prevent another night rife with conflict between protesters and law enforcement.

Despite the release of that video, many in the community said they are still left outraged — highlighting a fractured relationship with police and using the upcoming Van Dyke trial as an example of problems that they said still exist within the police department.

Van Dyke's hearing was scheduled for 9 a.m., and could bring the case closer to answering where and when the trial may be held.

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