A Chicago woman whose son was killed during a police chase has sued the City for wrongful death, claiming the officers executed her son.
The mother of 18-year-old Aaron Harrison alleges her son was unarmed when an officer chased and shot him in an alley on Chicago’s West Side on Aug. 6. Police have said Harrison pointed a 9 mm handgun at the officer and was shot after he ignored orders to drop the weapon.
Harrison was shot in the upper left rear shoulder, with the bullet exiting through his neck, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.
The woman’s attorney says that the event was captured on video, and that the video will show the truth. The police are investigating the incident.