University of Chicago Student Shot by Campus Police is Charged with Assault

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.

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