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Thursday 4th of December 1969

49 years ago

Black Panther Mark Clark is shot dead in a police raid at the age of 22 in 2337 West Monroe Street, Chicago, Illinois, United States.

Clark, sitting in the front room of the apartment with a shotgun in his lap, was on security duty. The first shot hit Clark in the heart. He died instantly and his gun went off as he fell. His gun fired a single round which was later determined to be caused by a reflexive death convulsion after the raiding team shot him; this was the only shot the Panthers fired.