Jury to decide fate of officer who shot black teen

The city of Chicago is on edge as it awaits a verdict in the trial of Jason Van Dyke, charged with murdering a 17-year-old Laquan McDonald.
1:24 | 10/05/18

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Now to Chicago. A city on edge this morning awaiting a verdict in the trial of police officer Jason Van Dyke who's charged with murder for shooting 17-year-old laquan McDonald. The case now in the hands of the jury, and ABC's Alex Perez has the latest. Reporter: This morning, the police force here more than 12,000 officers is standing by ready to react. The case turned over to the jury Thursday afternoon, van Dyke is accused of killing 17-year-old laquan McDonald, shooting the teen who was holding a three-inch knife 16 times. Van Dyke emotionally testified he fired his gun because the teen ignored commands to drop the knife and lunged at him. I was yelling at him, drop the knife. I yelled it I don't know how many times. Reporter: But the incident captured on police dash cam video appears to show McDonald who was high on pcp walking away from Van Dyke when he is shot. The release of the video in 2015 sparks months' long protests. With a verdict now possible at any moment businesses worried about protests preparing to shut their doors. Schools also getting ready, some holding special sessions to make sure students are informed. And jurors will resume deliberations later this morning. If convicted, Van Dyke could face life in prison. Robin. Alex, thank you.

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