July 19, 2024

Newly released body cam footage shows fleeing rapper shot down by police

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Rapper Extendo Quono, who was part of the late Fredo Santana’s Savage Squad, was shot and killed by Chicago police last November. Now, newly-released footage of his death shows that he was running for his life before he was gunned down.

At the time of the shooting, Chicago police claimed that Quono was a threat and was carrying a semi-automatic weapon. The officer who shot Quono said that it was an act of self-defense, because Quono had pulled a gun and aimed it at the officer.

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But the bodycam footage doesn’t back up those claims. In fact, it looks like Quono, 24, wasn’t a threat to the officer as he ran from the police. The footage doesn’t show a gun at all.

What’s more, Bossip noted that the video doesn’t have any sound at the beginning and that the officer seems to cover up the camera 26 seconds in.

It’s certainly not the story that the Chicago police put out, and it’s got plenty of people saying that Quono was wrongfully gunned down.

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The shocking footage

In the graphic video, Quono can be seen running away from the police officer. The chase takes them through an apartment building onto a patio, where Quono is shot when he tries to run down the stairs.

In the footage, Quono is seen lying on the ground while onlookers express their outrage and the officer calls for an ambulance, VladTV noted. 

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Ultimately, Quono was taken to Stroger Hospital and died of his injuries as a result of the shooting.

At the time of the shooting, Quono’s death was classified as a homicide. And it looks like the footage has definitely confirmed that.

It’s sadly yet another example of a Black man being shot and killed by police. These stories happen far too frequently, and they’ll continue to happen until there is real police reform.

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