Shooting video of Ronald Johnson to be released next week

CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) - Another police dashcam video showing a Chicago police officer fatally shooting a man will be released next week.

The man killed in the video is Ronald Johnson.

Since his death in October 2014, his family has been fighting for the city to release the video.

Johnson was riding in a car that was pulled over by police.

About 12:35 a.m. on Oct. 12, the 25-year-old Johnson was shot by Chicago Police in the 5300 block of South King Drive. He was pronounced dead less than an hour later at the University of Chicago Medical Center, authorities said.

Michael Oppenheimer, an attorney for the mother of Johnson, says he got out and ran, but was chased down by officers and shot.

“This could have been a lot easier if they released it 14 months ago. All of the lies, coverup, that’s still going on,” Oppenheimer said Thursday.

Pat Camden, spokesman for Lodge 7 of the Fraternal Order of Police, said that Johnson pointed a gun at officers before he was shot.

But attorneys for Johnson's family say the officer fired five rounds as Johnson was running away from the scene.

The Sun-Times Media Wire contributed to this report.

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