Sixteen-year-old Pierre Loury was killed by Chicago police on April 11, 2016, in what authorities called an “armed confrontation.” Chicago Tribune obtained video through social media taken moments after the teen boy was shot.
According to CPD the events unfolded after a foot chase, police said the officer fired at Loury as the teen turned toward the officer while holding a pistol behind an abandoned house in the 3400 block of West Grenshaw Street at about 7:40 p.m., the shooting took place about a block from Loury’s home. Police have not named the officer involved.
According to the Cook County medical examiner Pierre Loury died from a gunshot wound to the chest. And not to the back as was reported by many media outlets.
Deputy Police Supt. John J. Escalante told reporters Tuesday that Pierre Loury was a documented gang member who had “prior contact” with police, and a gun was found at the scene.