Police Shoot Person After Witnessing Homicide In Humboldt Park

CHICAGO (CBS) — Chicago Police shot a person after cops on patrol witnessed a separate fatal shooting late Friday in the Humboldt Park neighborhood on the West Side, police said.

The officers saw the initial shooting about 11:30 p.m. near the intersection of Division and Maplewood, where 18-year-old Louis Rodriguez had been driving around the block and “engaging a group of males” before he was shot, according to police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

Rodriguez, of the 1300 block of North Oakley, was pronounced dead at the scene, authorities said.

Officers investigate a police-involved shooting early Saturday in Humboldt Park. (Credit: Daniel Brown/Sun-Times)

Officers investigate a police-involved shooting early Saturday in Humboldt Park. (Credit: Daniel Brown/Sun-Times)

The officers intervened and at least one opened fire and hit a male, CPD area coordinator Glen Brooks said. He was taken to a hospital with injuries that weren’t considered life-threatening, Brooks said.

No officers were hurt. The officer or officers involved will be placed on administrative duty for 30 days per CPD policy. The Independent Police Review Authority is investigating the use of force.

Two cars could be seen in the crime scene between Rockwell Street and Campbell Avenue on Division. A Honda Civic was parked on the north side of Division and a white car with the passenger door open was parked on the northern part of the intersection of Division and Maplewood.

An officer at the scene said the white car was an unmarked squad car.

An unmarked squad car is parked in the crime scene at the intersection of Division and Maplewood early Saturday. (Credit: Daniel Brown/Sun-Times)

An unmarked squad car is parked in the crime scene at the intersection of Division and Maplewood early Saturday. (Credit: Daniel Brown/Sun-Times)

One witness who preferred to remain anonymous said he was inside when the shooting happened. “I heard about 20 shots, and then hit the deck.”

There are a lot of gang-related shootings in the area, he said. Two street gangs, the Cobras and the Maniacs, both hold territory in the area and are warring with each other.

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