The Chicago police officer who was being held for the fatal shooting of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald was released on Monday evening, after posting the requisite 10 percent of his $1.5 million bail, or $150,000.

ABC News reported that Jason Van Dyke, charged last Tuesday with first-degree murder of the black teenager, walked out of Cook County Jail just after 6 p.m.

Van Dyke allegedly shot McDonald 16 times in October 2014. Disturbing footage from a police dash cam released earlier this month showed McDonald walking away from Van Dyke, who continued to shoot him after he was on the ground. According to DNAInfo Chicago, prosecutors say that Van Dyke was reloading his weapon when his partner asked him to hold fire.

The 14-year-police veteran’s charges were announced over a year after McDonald’s death, after a judge ordered officials to release the damning dash cam footage.

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