The grand jury in the case of Laquan McDonald formally indicted Chicago officer Jason Van Dyke in the fatal shooting on Tuesday (12/17). He is now being charged with six counts of murder and one count of official misconduct.
On October 20, 2014, McDonald was shot 16 times by Officer Van Dyke. In the video (released 13 months after the murder occurred), Van Dyke can be seen continuously shooting his semi-automatic pistol at Laquan as he laid in the street. The seven other officers on the scene hadn't fired a single shot, leaving Van Dyke as the sole shooter, according to prosecutors. Yesterday his lawyer, Daniel Herbert, said Van Dyke was unaware of the indictment as of yet, but "it would not come as a surprise."
Van Dyke is scheduled to appear at the Leighton Criminal Courthouse tomorrow, December 18.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times