Teen Shot, Killed By Police On South Side

UPDATED 07/19/11 6:07 a.m.

CHICAGO (CBS) — Police shot and killed a suspect early Tuesday in the South Side’s Washington Heights neighborhood, after he pointed a gun at officers who had earlier witnessed another shooting involving the suspect.

Around 12:55 a.m., Morgan Park District police officers were patrolling around 91st Street and Ashland Avenue when they saw a man fire a gun and shoot two other men.

They chased the gunman to an alley behind the 9200 block of South Justine Street, police said. While the fleeing gunman was attempting to climb over a fence, he pointed his weapon at the officer chasing him on foot, Chicago Fraternal Order of Police spokesman Pat Camden said.

Officers returned fire and shot the victim, who was later pronounced dead at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn.

The man shot dead by officers is now identified as Parise R. Mercer, Jr., 18, of the 9000 block of South Marshfield Avenue, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office.

The two men earlier shot by the suspect were taken to Little Company of Mary Hospital and Health Care Center in Evergreen Park with non-life-threatening injuries, he said.

This is the sixth police-involved shooting within the last 72 hours, Camden said.

“It looks like police are under siege,” Camden said. “If offenders are shooting at police, what are they doing to the average citizen?”

This was also the second police-involved shooting in about two hours. Around 10:45 p.m. Monday, two officers were shot and wounded as they tried to confront a suspect in a drug deal near Karlov and Gladys avenues on the city’s West Side.

  • Leroy Goldberg

    “This is the sixth police-involved shooting within the last 72 hours”…….

    Our fine Police Officers have been working extra hard lately cleaning up our city streets.

    DON’T STOP NOW BOYS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • NWA

      DON’T STOP NOW BOYS! You sound like a Linda instead of a Leroy, Linda.


      • Leroy Goldberg

        The mere fact that what I say upsets you NWA just doubles my pleasure and doubles my fun.

        Let me echo the words of my esteemed colleague Mr.Tyreese…..

        “KILL EM ALL!!!”

    • Tyreese

      @Lyndia, Again with the personal attacks. What is your problem? We are all sorry you are black. Please try not to take it out on others.

  • MSE1753

    “If offenders are shooting at police, what are they doing to the average citizen?”

    The exact same thing if an average citizen gets in there way!!!!! These young guys have no respect for a human life…killing seems to be a game to them with the winners being the one’s that survive a night w/out being killed…sad!

    • Citizen for a Livable Chicago

      These individuals have been feed a stedy diet of Chicago democratic sugar coating their entire lives. They are all honor students taught that it’s everyones elses fault. If they scream loud enough they know that the elected officials in Chicago or the State will help them blame the police or the teachers and in some cases write them a check.We will suffer from the Daley style of Government for many years. Yes they are not afraid to shoot at citizens or the police because Chicago politicians have enable them for years. This will continue until our leaders grow a backbone and call it like it is. That will not happen in Chicago, so sit back and watch the slow death of the City by the Lake.

      • FHS

        Let’s see how you act if someone points a gun right at you! I for a fact experienced that. And if you really are that unhappy with our leaders then why won’t you do something about it, whining is not gonna get you anywhere.

  • Citizen for a Livable Chicago

    FHS, Your right whining does not work. I vote and that’s about the only way to get rid of weak leaders. In Chicago, there’s an overabundance of weak leaders.

  • zekwoo

    Bummer, too bad the dude wasnt able to take the punk cops out first.


  • Knee Grows Misbehavin' Again

    One less raping, stealing, mugging KNEE GROW in the world. Also, one less person who would no doubt vote Democrat if he ever decided to get off his lazy black @ss to vote. Blacks love Democrats because they allow them behave like sub-human animals.

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  • GM

    And you’re a hood rat moolie lynida.

  • BlacknProud76

    Ridiculous the story n The comments..police r the gud guys! NEVER!

  • Sleepy Shelton

    R.I.P. Parice!!!!

  • windsurfer

    Jerks, you have no ideal how it feels to fear the very people who are suppose to protect you. I’ve seen cops kill young kids with no guns because they were black. racist. beating confessions out of people sending them to jail for crimes they didn’t commit. if they are bad and a poison to the community then things have to be done. but it’s not a celebration for children to loose they’re life’s and I hate the comments about kill them all if that’s the case what about the ones who help make the situations the way it is.
    I don’t believe half these stories and I wish you could live just one day as a person who doesn’t know if they are gonna get a racist cop who just wants to kill you or not when they come walking up on you with that look of hate in there eyes and you know your dead gun or no gun he gonna kill you. there’s good cops but just like theirs only a feel bad apples on the street that make people hate the whole bunch theirs bad cops who make cops look bad. I know

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