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Chicago Police Shoot Tracy Watson Stabbing a Victim Caught on Camera

Police say the Suspect Tracy Watson was stabbing a man when officers shot and killed him.

Bodycam video shows deadly Chicago police shooting of Tracy Watson, here’s what happened.

Suspect Tracy Watson. Credit Chicago Police Department

Video of an officer-involved shooting that left a man dead, Tracy Watson in the Austin neighborhood last month was released by Chicago’s police oversight agency Tuesday afternoon.

Civilian Office of Police Accountability Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

July 2, 2024

COPA RELEASES VIDEO & OTHER MATERIALS FROM FATAL OFFICER-INVOLVED SHOOTING NEAR 300 S. CICERO AVE

Today, the Civilian Office of Police Accountability (COPA) is releasing video and other materials related
to a fatal officer-involved shooting that occurred near 300 S. Cicero Avenue. COPA investigators
responded to the scene immediately and commenced an investigation.

On May 27, 2024, the Chicago Police Department (CPD) notified COPA of an officer-involved shooting.
Preliminary reports indicate that this incident began when two Chicago Police officers were flagged
down and observed a male individual with an unknown weapon attacking the victim in the street. The
officers exited their vehicle and gave verbal commands to the individual to drop their weapon. The
individual failed to comply with the officers’ commands, resulting in both officers discharging their
firearms, striking both the individual and victim. The individual was transported to the hospital and
pronounced deceased. The victim was also transported to the hospital and was listed in critical
condition.

COPA serves as the designated agency for the City of Chicago authorized to release video and other
materials per the Consent Decree and the City’s Video Release Policy. Related to this officer involved
shooting incident, COPA has released to its website: body-worn camera (BWC) videos, third-party and
in-car camera (ICC) videos, POD (Police Observation Device) videos, OEMC Transmissions, Shot Spotter
recordings, Case Incident Reports, and Tactical Response Reports, which can be viewed by visiting:

2024-0005309

Anyone with information or video footage related to this incident is urged to contact our office at 312-
746-3609 or by visiting ChicagoCOPA.org.

Media Contact:

Jennifer Rottner – Director of News Affairs

Ph: 312-720-8560 / Email: [email protected]

Source: FOX 32 Chicago

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