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Protests erupt after man fatally shot by Chicago police

An angry crowd gathered Saturday evening after a Chicago police officer fatally shot a man on the city's South Side, and some protesters scuffled with police.

Chicago Police Department spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said the shooting happened when officers on foot in the South Shore neighborhood tried to question a man "exhibiting characteristics of an armed person."

Larry Merritt, a fire department spokesman, said the man was taken to Jackson Park Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

No police officers were injured, Guglielmi said. A weapon was recovered at the scene, he said, but did not say whether the man was armed when he was shot.

A scuffle later broke out at the scene of the shooting between chanting protesters and police officers holding batons. Video showed several police officers and protesters shoving each other. The Chicago Sun-Times said a few protesters were taken away by police.

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Mother of Waffle House shooting survivor buys wedding dress for waitress that helped her son

A mother of one of the people that survived the fatal Waffle House shooting in Antioch, Tennessee, in March reached out to a woman that possibly saved her son’s life and gave the bride-to-be the gift of a lifetime.

WZTV in Nashville reported that Michael Garth Sr. was sitting at the bar area of the restaurant when the waitress asked that they move because she was cleaning dishes and didn’t want the water to splash on them. Garth said he and his friend were a little frustrated but moved to a table that was closer to the bathroom.

As Garth said, this change might have been a life-saving decision.

When the shooter entered the restaurant, Garth and his friend were able to hide under the table they had chosen. Later they crawled to the bathrooms and kitchen door waiting for someone in the back to let them in as local hero James Shaw Jr. "rushed the gunman, actually wrestled the assault rifle away and tossed it over the counter."

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