Cops: Gang Member Films Own Shooting on Facebook Video

The last image is of blood-spattered grass
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jun 16, 2016 4:50 PM CDT
Cops: Gang Member Films Own Shooting on Facebook Video
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(Newser) – Chicago police say they're investigating the killing of a gang member who appears to have captured his own fatal shooting in a real-time video post on Facebook, the AP reports. The Cook County Medical Examiner's Office identified the man as 28-year-old Antonio Perkins. He was shot Wednesday. Police spokesperson Anthony Guglielmi says detectives discovered the video on the man's Facebook page and believe it's authentic. The video shows a man recording himself standing outside and looking from side to side. Shots ring out and the camera falls to the ground in grass spattered with blood. Guglielmi says Perkins served two years in prison for making heroin and was on the department's "strategic subjects list" of people determined to be likely targets or suspects in gang violence. (Read more shooting stories.)

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