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FBI probes cops shooting teen 16 times after video is said to show him walking away

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Source: The Grio Source: The Grio

The FBI is launching a criminal probe into the events leading up to the death of a 17-year-old at the hands of the Chicago police.

The teenager, Laquan McDonald, had a knife, and officers had been tracking him for some time since he was allegedly trying to break into cars in a truck yard.

The officers, who were waiting for backup to arrive with Tasers, were trying to corral McDonald, who was uncooperative, away from passersby when two more officers arrived and jumped out of their car with guns drawn. One officer fired and shot McDonald 16 times.

The incident was captured on the dash cam of a different squad car.

Read more at The Grio

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