Zion police shooting: Bodycam video released after armed man, George Franklin, fatally shot by officer after exchange of gunfire

Zion police shooting: Bodycam video released after armed man, George Franklin, fatally shot by officer after exchange of gunfire

ZION, In poor health. (TOC) — New video of a lethal police capturing in north suburban Zion has been launched by police Wednesday.

George Franklin, 47, was shot and killed by an officer on September 8 within the 2800-block of Ezra Avenue.

Police have been referred to as to the house by Franklin’s mom as a result of she had an order of safety towards him, however he had not but been served the order, officers stated.

His mom informed police on the time she was involved for his well-being.

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Police says the video exhibits Franklin opening hearth on the responding officers.

Then, moments later, one other officer who arrived on the scene encountered Franklin a few block away and shot him in an trade of gunfire.

Franklin was taken to Vista East Medical Heart in Waukegan, the place he died. Preliminary post-mortem outcomes indicated that he died from a number of gunshot wounds, the coroner’s workplace stated.

No officers have been injured and police say Franklin’s gun with spent shell casings was recovered on the scene.

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