IPRA reinvestigating fatal police shooting of 19-year-old man in 2014

CHICAGO (WLS) -- Chicago's Independent Police Review Authority is reopening its investigation into the deadly shooting of Roshad McIntosh, a 19-year-old man who was shot and killed by police in 2014.

Thursday, McIntosh's mother Cynthia Lane demanded charges against the officer involved in the death of her son on Aug. 24, 2014.

"I can't even explain how I feel," said Lane. "I get knots in my stomach just thinking about it, I miss him."

Hank Webster said the vacant lot on West Polk Street where McIntosh died has since been blocked by a fence.

Webster was there when the shooting happened three years ago. He said he saw McIntosh running from police, stop, and put his hands up. That's when he was shot and killed by police, Webster said.

"I know they're there to protect, and I know they're scared, but the kid had his hands up," Webster said.

Despite an earlier investigation by IPRA, the investigation is being reopened under new leadership.

IPRA's Mia Sissac issued a statement Friday, which said:

"IPRA received a formal request to re-open the officer-involved shooting case involving Roshad McIntosh. After a thorough review of the investigative file, we found sufficient reason to re-open the case for further investigation. IPRA will fully investigate the matter and at the conclusion release our findings. A re-opened case is not an indication that the findings will be modified, but only that further investigation is necessary."

Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx issued a statement:

"We reviewed this case during the original IPRA investigation and based on the information presented at that time concluded there was no basis for criminal charges. In the event that IPRA's reopened investigation produces material new evidence, we will reevaluate and determine whether such evidence impacts our decision as to potential criminal charges."
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