University of Chicago student, Charles Thomas who was shot by campus police on Thursday has been charged with assaulting officer. Thomas is a fourth year student at the University of Chicago.
According to Chicago Police spokesperson, Thomas, 21-year-old was charged with aggravated assault of a peace officer, two counts of criminal damage to property $300-$10,000 and two misdemeanor counts of criminal damage to property under $300.
Thomas was shot after campus police responded to calls of a burglary. In a dash and body camera video released by the University of Chicago, it showed Thomas in an alley with his face covered with a shield and wearing yellow gloves. In the video, Thomas appeared to be moving toward the officers with a metal object in his hand. Thomas remains hospitalized with a gunshot wound to his shoulder and a broken clavicle. The incident occurred in the 5300-block of South Kimbark Avenue.
The officer who shot Thomas has been placed on mandatory administrative leave as police investigate the matter.