Protesters congregated on Chicago’s West Side on Monday protesting the fatal shooting of 19-year-old Roshad McIntosh, who was shot and killed by law enforcement on Sunday. Officers say they encountered McIntosh, who allegedly started to run when they tried to speak to him.
Flash forward to Wednesday and listening to the police scanner, it seems the area is blowin up with violent crime, yes more than usual. The violence is not being widely reported. Listen for free below!
Law enforcement maintains that the young man pulled a gun first after a chase into a narrow walkway, the news site notes. This allegedly prompted the officer at whom the weapon was pointed to fire at McIntosh, killing him. The police said that they did take a weapon from the scene.
Tempers and mistrust have flared within the community, where family and friends refuse to believe police reports. source
“I want my baby; they killed my baby,” McIntosh’s mother, Cynthia Lane, said.
“It’s like [the police and politicians] are at war with us,” said Marcia Sloan, who helped organize the protest, according to DNAinfo Chicago. “They can’t keep coming into our community and killing our kids.”