The University of Chicago released Wednesday video footage of an officer-involved shooting that happened the night before when university cops responded to a burglary call.
A University of Chicago police officer opened fire while responding to a burglary call late Tuesday, authorities said, injuring a male suspect who was later identified as a student.
“The University is releasing the videos to news media in order to provide more public information on the circumstances of the officer-involved shooting that occurred on April 3,” Marielle Sainvilus, a university spokesperson, said in an email. “These videos depict a painful and disturbing incident. The University community’s care and concern are with all of the individuals involved and their families.
Around 10:13 p.m., the officer responding to a call in the 5300 block of South Kimbark Avenue in the Hyde Park neighborhood was involved in a “confrontation with a male subject” and discharged their weapon, according to Chicago police.
The suspect was struck in the shoulder area, officials said, and taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in serious condition.
Further details, including the suspect’s age, were not immediately available.
The officer involved was placed on administrative leave per department policy as authorities continue to investigate.
In the footage, the susepct can be heard repeatedly screaming obsecnities and appears to be carrying a pipe. University officials said the man was using the pipe to smash car and apartment windows. He appears to be wearing a helmet with a visor pulled over his face.
The officer who shot the suspect repeatedly told him not to stop coming toward him before firing, officials said.
Chicago police officers were also at the scene of the shooting, Sainvilus said.
The Chicago Police Department did not immediately respond to request for comment on the incident.
The suspect’s parents have been contacted, Sainvilus said.