On November 8, 2012, 15-year-old Dakota Bright was shot in the head by a Chicago Police Officer. Officers alleged the teen pointed a gun at them. The officers later revealed the teen fled from them as they approached him and he was shot and killed during the pursuit. A weapon was recovered at the scene, police said.
Officials at the morgue said that the cause of death for the teen was a gunshot wound to the head, and they could not provide further details. The Chicago Police Department is already under the microscope following the unwarranted killing of 29-year-old Flint Farmer who was shot three times in the back by an officer who alleged the man was holding a gun.