CHICAGO (CBS) — A Chicago police officer shot and killed a man who allegedly pointed a gun at the officer during a chase in the Park Manor neighborhood Thursday afternoon.
Police said, around 3:30 p.m., police officers from the Grand Crossing District spotted a man carrying a gun in the 6700 block of South Indiana Avenue.READ MORE: On One-Year Anniversary Of Botched Smokestack Demolition, Little Village Community Leaders Call For Jobs, Better Environmental Protection
CBS 2’s Roseanne Tellez reports, when the officers approached the suspect and announced they were the police, the suspect fled down an alley. The officers gave chase and, at some point – fearing for his life – one of the officers fired at the suspect, striking him one time.
Chicago Fraternal Order of Police spokesman Pat Camden said the suspect had pointed his gun at the officer.READ MORE: Areas Teeming With Restaurants, Bars Are In Balancing Act Between High COVID-19 Vaccination Rates And Rising Case Numbers
The suspect, a man in his 20s, died at the scene, officials said.
Investigators remained on the scene Thursday evening, and the Independent Police Review Authority was looking into the shooting.MORE NEWS: Phase 2 Opens Monday In Illinois Outside Chicago For Anyone 16 And Over To Get COVID-19 Vaccine, But Teens Under 18 Face Challenge
A weapon was recovered at the scene, police said.