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Chicago officials release footage of fatal shooting of teenager who shot officer

Chicago officials have released graphic bodycam footage of a fatal police shooting last month that left one teenager dead and an officer and security guard wounded.  

Travon Chadwell, 18, died of multiple gunshot wounds on March 25 after opening fire on a Chicago police officer and Home Depot security guard after he was suspected of shoplifting. 

Officers were called to the store on 4500 S. Western Blvd in Brighton Park where  Chadwell is said to have shot security guard Kevin Lockett in the head after he confronted him, Fox 32 reported. 

Cops arrived to find the teenager fleeing the scene and a police chase ensued on the nearby 2400 block of West 46th Street.

 

Travon Chadwell, 18, was killed in a shootout with Chicago police on March 25 shortly after he shot a security guard at a Home Depot, where he had been suspected of shoplifting

Chadwell fled the scene, prompting a police chase into a nearby neighborhood. Bodycam footage released on Friday shows the moment a responding officer (pictured) is shot by Chadwell after confronting him

Chadwell fled the scene, prompting a police chase into a nearby neighborhood. Bodycam footage released on Friday shows the moment a responding officer (pictured) is shot by Chadwell after confronting him

The officer, who was not identified, was seen running down an alleyway and onto a residential street where he encounters Chadwell, who immediately shoots him

Chadwell

The officer, who was not identified, was seen running down an alleyway and onto a residential street where he encounters Chadwell, who immediately shoots him 

The officer, who was not named, immediately collapses to the ground and shouts 'I'm shot! I'm shot!'

The officer, who was not named, immediately collapses to the ground and shouts ‘I’m shot! I’m shot!’

Body cam footage from another officer shows him dragging his wounded partner to safety

Body cam footage from another officer shows him dragging his wounded partner to safety 

The pursuit resulted in a deadly shootout after Chadwell shot an officer in the shoulder, prompting cops to fire multiple shots in return.   

On Friday, Chicago’s Civilian Office of Police Accountability (COPA) publicly released video and audio footage that captured the events leading up to Chadwell’s death, as well as the moment he opens fire on the officer. 

Bodycam footage from the wounded officer, who was not identified, shows him chasing teen after he fled to a nearby neighborhood.

The officer is seen running down an alleyway and onto a residential street where he encounters Chadwell who immediately shoots him.  

The cop instantly collapses on the ground and is heard screaming to his partners: ‘Ah! I’m shot! I’m shot, I’m shot!’    

A clip from another officer’s bodycam shows him dragging his wounded colleague back to safety after finding him lying on the ground of the alleyway.

Graphic footage from another officer's bodycam shows the moment police shoot Chadwell dead

Graphic footage from another officer’s bodycam shows the moment police shoot Chadwell dead 

The cops are seen surrounding the teen's lifeless body as it lay in a pool of blood. He was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival

The cops are seen surrounding the teen’s lifeless body as it lay in a pool of blood. He was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival

The officer was taken to the hospital where he was treated for non life-threatening injuries and was released the same day, according to the news station. 

A clip from another officer’s bodycam also captures the moment additional officers arrive to track down Chadwell after the officer was shot.  

Security guard Kevin Lockett, 55, was left in a 'coma state' after being shot in the head by Chadwell, family members said

Security guard Kevin Lockett, 55, was left in a ‘coma state’ after being shot in the head by Chadwell, family members said 

The officers are seen running into a nearby yard and looking over a fence, when gunshots ring out in the near distance. 

‘I got him, I got him! an officer says. 

The video then shows cops running over to the site, where several cops are seen surrounding Chadwell’s lifeless body as it lay in a pool of blood. 

The teenager was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival. 

According to Chicago officials, the incident marked the fourth time a police officer was shot at in the line of duty in two weeks.  

Bystander footage showed Chadwell struggling with the security guard outside of Home Depot where he was suspected of shoplifting on March 25

Bystander footage showed Chadwell struggling with the security guard outside of Home Depot where he was suspected of shoplifting on March 25

Lockett, meanwhile, was taken to University of Chicago Medical Center in critical condition. 

His daughter Arielle Lockett told ABC 7 the 55-year-old father-of-three was  left comatose, ‘responding to pain but not opening his eyes, not able to speak.’ 

‘He had a lot of swelling to the head. They took him to surgery to see if they could remove the bullet. They got some of it, but there are fragments left,’ she said in an interview last month. 

In the wake of the shooting, Chadwell’s mother told CBS Chicago her son was not a ‘bad person at all’ and did not believe he intended to harm anyone.

The mom, who did not wish to be named, said her son was diagnosed with ADHD and had mental health problems.

‘He was a beautiful child,’ she told the news outlet in an interview last month.

‘My condolences to the [security guard’s] family because I know my baby did not mean to do that,’ she said. ‘He didn’t, and I am sorry that it happened. I am.’ 

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