The graphic video shows Antonio Perkins in his Lawndale neighborhood on Wednesday (June 15) evening. He’s outside and is interacting with those around him while recording himself. Six minutes in to the video, gunshots ring out after Perkins tells someone, “Boy, stop playin’.” The phone drops through blood stained grass and is shuffled around until finally going black. In the distance you hear screams, talking, and sirens.
Police arrive on the scene and Perkins was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital where he was pronounced dead at 9:07 p.m. Detectives investigating have confirmed that the video is indeed linked to his death.
Facebook Live is one of the application’s newest features, allowing users to broadcast in the moment via their cellphones. Facebook has not removed the video as it has not been identified as being in any violation of their community guidelines. Videos that incite violence are in direct violation and this video does not qualify according to the social media giant.
No one has been arrested in connection to the shooting and police are still investigating.