Chicago police are trying to solve a local man’s murder, one in which the victim may have inadvertently caught on his own camera phone as it occurred.
The shocking video (view below) records what starts off as a leisurely afternoon and casual fun with a cell phone camera that quickly and unexpectedly descends into calamity and chaos as gunshots ring out, and the man’s delirious loved ones try to keep him alive while also seeking help.
The 28-year-old man, Antonio Perkins, was shot toward the north end of the 1600 block of South Drake Avenue around 8:45 p.m., authorities said.
The video appears to show Perkins recording himself and talking before someone opened fire and Perkins collapsed. He is shown with a group in front of a home when at least six shots are heard and the phone appears to tumble through bloody grass before going black.
Police told Chicago media they are aware of the video and are currently reviewing it. Police have not yet found any suspects or revealed a motive for the senseless killing.
Antonio Perkins was a father of three young children who was employed at McDonald’s. He was pronounced dead at an area hospital shortly after the footage was recorded.
Please be advised: the following video contains strong adult language in addition to violence. Viewer discretion is advised.