CAROL STREAM, Ill. - It was announced Monday night that the family of a man shot and killed over the weekend by Carol Stream police will see the bodycam video before its released to the public.
The family has also hired Chicago civil rights attorney Andrew M. Stroth to investigate what happened.
"What's so tragic is right behind us. In this building, Isaac Goodlow, a 30-year-old Black man, was shot and unjustifiably killed by Carol Stream Police officers," Stroth said as he gathered with Goodlow’s family in front of the Carol Stream apartment building where the shooting occurred.
Carol Stream Police said they got a 911 call early Saturday morning reporting domestic violence and found Goodlow in his apartment with his girlfriend.
"Officers encountered a tense, uncertain, and rapidly evolving situation which resulted in officers discharging their weapons at the alleged domestic violence suspect," said Carol Stream Acting Police Chief Brian Cluever at a news conference shortly after the fatal shooting.
Goodlow was hit in the chest and pronounced dead at Central DuPage Hospital.
"They shot my son down like a dog," said Bonnie Pigram, Goodlow’s mother. "They shot him down like a dog. Like he wasn't even a human being."
The family described Goodlow as quiet and peaceful, but they said he suffered from bipolar disorder.
"What we also believe is that Isaac was suffering some form of mental health crisis," said Stroth. "What he was calling for was help, not to be shot by the police."
The DuPage County State's Attorney is now reviewing video from the police bodycams to determine whether the use of deadly force was justified. Stroth said the family wants to see the video immediately.
"The family is asking the DuPage Public Integrity Unit to release the video. Not publicly. But at least to the family so they can see the last moments of his life."
Kyenna McConico, Goodlow’s sister, said the family deserves answers.
"He was a great man. He did not deserve it at all. We just want justice for our brother. We want to know what happened."
FOX 32 reached out to Carol Stream police, but they had no response to the family's allegations. The two officers who shot Goodlow have been placed on leave, which is standard protocol for a police-involved shooting.