Chicago Man Captures Own Murder on Facebook Live

Angela Bronner Helm
Antonio Perkins of Chicago, seen moments before his shooting death on June 15, 2016

A Chicago man’s last moments on earth were captured on video and posted live on Facebook, according to ABC7 Chicago.

Antonio Perkins, 28, was found fatally shot in a North Lawndale neighborhood on Wednesday. Perkins, also known as Cicero Yayo, was taking a Facebook Live video of himself drinking tequila with friends, and the deadly altercation reportedly took place about six minutes into the broadcast.


ABC7 reports that Perkins was found facedown with gunshot wounds to the neck and head in a vacant lot. He was rushed to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

The video first shows a car go past the scene once and then return. The sound of gunshots can be heard, after which the camera falls to the ground and goes black. A woman can be heard screaming, “Oh, my God! Call the police! Oh, my God!”


Unfortunately, this isn't the first time Facebook Live has streamed a shooting as it happened.

Two months ago, another Chicago man, 31-year-old Brian Fields was shot but not killed while video aired live on the social media platform.


Police say it's unclear if Perkins’ video allowed his shooter to find him, but according to ABC7, they do confirm that they have a unit dedicated to monitoring social media for “gang activity.”

Editor’s note: The video below contains graphic images that some may find disturbing.


Read more at ABC7 Chicago.

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