Antonio Perkins was found fatally shot in the North Lawndale neighborhood Wednesday night, and a video circulating online claims to show the moments just before he was shot.About 8:45 p.m., the 28-year-old was found facedown with gunshot wounds to the neck and head in a vacant lot in the 1600 block of South Drake, according to Chicago Police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.
He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 9:07 p.m., authorities said. He lived in the 3500 block of West 12th Place.
The video, first posted by the New York-based website MediaTakeOut.com, claims that Perkins, also known as Cicero Yayo, was taking a Facebook Live video of himself partying with friends.
On the video, he is drinking from a plastic bottle and looking around. He sees a car drive by once, then return.
The video clearly contains the sound of gunshots. The camera falls to the ground, then is raised again to catch a fleeting image of the car driving away.
It falls to the ground again, coming to rest in what looks like bloody grass. The screen goes black, though people can be heard in the background screaming and calling for an ambulance.
The video had been viewed more than 1.1 million times on Facebook as of Thursday afternoon.
—Chicago Sun-Times Wire