Man Shot Dead By Police On South Side

CHICAGO (CBS) — Police shot and killed a man on the city’s South Side overnight.

It was the fourth time this week that police have had to fire their weapons.

Around 1:30 a.m., police shot a suspect in the 1100 block of West Marquette Road (67th Street), according to police News Affairs Officer Hector Alfaro.

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Darius Pinex, 28, of the 6400 block of South Lowe Avenue, was dead on the scene, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office.

The chain of events began when police saw a car which matched a description of one used earlier in an incident where shots were fired. Officers pulled the car over and ordered everyone inside to get out.

At that point, the passenger opened his door while the driver put the car and reverse, police said. The car struck and began to drag one of the officers, then struck a light pole, police said.

The car then began to move forward as the driver tried to strike the other officer, who opened fire on the driver. The passenger is in police custody, police said.

The officer who was hit by the car suffered minor injuries, police said.

Wentworth Area detectives and the Independent Police Review Authority, which investigates all police-involved shootings, are investigating.

Three people were shot and wounded by police in two separate incidents earlier this week. The suspects have all since been charged.

Two 15-year-old boys were shot by police Tuesday night in the 4300 block of West Roosevelt Road. They allegedly put their car in reverse and struck a squad car, then accelerated forward and struck an officer.

Both teens were charged as juveniles with several criminal counts and traffic citations.

Also Tuesday night, police shot and wounded a man in the 4200 block of South Calumet Avenue, after the man allegedly pointed a weapon at an officer as they tried to conduct a field interview with him.

The man, Donte Gross, 23, was charged with felony unlawful use of a weapon, felony aggravated assault to a police officer and misdemeanor possession of a firearm without a FOID card.

  • Average Guy

    I remember stealing a relative’s car when I was sixteen. Yes, sneaking her keys from her purse when she was asleep was stealing. After a few hours of having our way with her car, we made a suspicious turn and were pulled over by the police. We were taken back to the Bridgeport police station and plied with sodas until we told the truth. The policemen scold us, followed us safely back home. Watched as we parked the car and made sure we went inside. Today we laugh about our night of joyriding in my cousin’s car. Those policemen were real gentlemen and stand-up guys. She recently retired and still doesn’t what happened to her gas that night.

    If we’d have done that today we probably would have been mortally wounded or killed and my cousin’s car would have been towed with bullet holes abound. I believe these drivers were simply trying to fee from a bad situation. Not trying to kill some poor cop with their car. What happen to trying to shoot out the tires? Or using some other means of stopping the car, instead they shot two fifteen year old wayward boys. Adults should know better. But, shooting fifteen year olds is wrong.

  • Mr Voter

    finally the cops are shooting back…give them a medal!

  • jaye

    Preach, Average Guy

  • LaToya Unsearchable

    I knew Darius, he was my ex boyfriend of 5 years best friend. He had been to my house on many occasions, ate my cooking, sat on my couch and played video games, watched football, had lots of laughs, good times and he was always a jokester. He had children, little girls that adored him, climbed all over him every time they saw their daddy and recently had a newly born child that will never know him. He was a good guy and unfortunately a product of his environment. Yes he had an interesting background, just a young man on the Southside of Chicago with very little resources just trying to survive. This is a terribly awful situation and I send my condolences to his family and loved ones. I know he meant no harm to those cops and it’s so sad that his panic in this situation cost him his life.

  • FR

    The cops should have blocked the suspect car with their cars and not stand directly behind or in front of the suspect car. Bad police procedures were a contributing factor.

  • sonnyboy77

    Stop trying to do harm to police officers. They are protecting us and also protecting themselves from the same criminals who are out there committing shootings, robberies, burglaries and other crimes. FR-are you some kind of idoit? Woh has time to pull up and block a car? You know nothing about police procedure. What a A$$ HOLE comment. Get your A$$ out there and try and dodge a car trying to run you down.

    • Sick and Tired

      that’s still no excuse to shoot a man twelve times, if this were anyone else othe than the CPD, they’d be in court being named a ruthless murderer. People need to stop believing all the stereotypes that the news portrays people as and notice that the CPD is the biggest gang in Chicago. Getting away with whatever they want, just like the Goodfellas…

  • Anonymous

    I don’t understand how cops are getting away with killing people. Yes DL was in the wrong for trying to run but the media is only telling u what they want u to know. It goes much deeper than that. He didn’t deserve this. If it wasn’t for those trigger happy cops he’d still be here. R.I.P. DL. GONE BUT WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN. IMMA MISS PLAYING WITH U IN THE GAS STATION.

  • Real

    what is wrong with some of u.. it is not any police department’s policy to block a car in on a traffic stop!!! Also “anonymous” u were obviously a friend of the thug and probably a thug yourself. A BUNCH OF ANIMALS!! if a car is trying to run u over, you probably will get seriously hur or killed, why let that happen?? of course u r gonna shoot, cops have families too and they want to go home to them. Get a clue

  • Real

    I bet i can guess the race of the shooter

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