Chicago – Cook County Medical examiners have stated that a 19-Year Old Teen who was fatally shot in his back by Police Officer is ruled a homicide.
Police claim that on Wednesday, November 23, Kajuan Raye turned at them twice and pointed a gun during a foot chase, however, they young man was shot in his back.
As of Thursday, Superintendent Eddie Johnson said they have not found the gun that Kajuan Raye allegedly pointed at the police officer.
This is becoming all too common where cops are saying weapons were either drawn or pointed and when the scene is combed for evidence nothing is found.
According to Fox News,
“We conducted and completed a grid search during the overnight hours for ballistic evidence and the offender’s weapon and we were not able to locate a weapon as of yet,” Johnson said during a Thanksgiving Day news conference at police headquarters.
“Unfortunately we still do not have a complete synopsis of exactly how and what transpired,” said Johnson, who wore jeans and sweatshirt as he read a prepared statement for just over a minute.
“There are still many unanswered questions and we are working diligently to find those answers,” Johnson said, noting that the Independent Police Review Authority, which investigates officer-involved shootings, is investigating the incident.
Currently, detectives and evidence technicians are combing the area and are in the process of retrieving surveillance video that may have captured the encounter.
The Sargeant told investigators that the young man pointed a weapon at him several times and that’s when he discharged his weapon striking the alleged offender.
The shooting occurred in the 6500 block of South Marshfield, a few blocks from where the chase began.
Raye, 19, was shot multiple times and taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he was pronounced dead, according to the medical examiner’s office. He lived in the 1400 block of East 156th Street in Dolton.
The sergeant will be placed on desk duty for 30 days, per CPD policy.