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CHICAGO (AP) — A white Chicago police officer who shot a black teenager 16 times last year was charged with first-degree murder Tuesday, a day before the deadline for the city to release a video of the killing that many people fear could spark unrest.
Racial tensions soared here Tuesday as a police officer was charged with murdering a black teen and officials prepared to release a graphic video of the shooting. It came the day after unidentified assailants opened fire on civil rights protesters in Minneapolis, wounding five, none seriously. Minneapolis police said they have arrested two suspects in the shooting -- a 23-year-old white man and a 32 year-old Hispanic -- and a search was on for additional suspects.