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CHICAGO, IL– People gathered in Chicago Tuesday night to protest the death of a 16-year-old boy, shot and killed by police Monday. A vigil was held for Pierre Loury Tuesday night.

According to Chicago police, Harrison District officers were investigating an earlier shooting when they tried to stop Pierre and he ran. An officer ran after the teen and police say, and shot him during an armed confrontation. He was taken to the hospital were he died.

According to FOX 32, police say Loury pointed a weapon at the officer after he gave chase.

A witness says he saw officers give one another a “high five” after the shooting.

After the vigil– protesters took to the streets calling for justice. The officer who shot Pierre was not wearing a body camera.

Officials say that officer has been placed on desk duty while the shooting is investigated.