CHICAGO (CBS) — Chicago police said officers were forced to open fire overnight, when a robbery turned deadly in the Auburn-Gresham neighborhood.
Shortly before midnight, police officers saw two armed men approach two other men walking down an alley near the 7900 block of South Justine Street, police said. The suspects announced a robbery, and when they spotted police, the suspects shot the two men in the alley.READ MORE: One Person Missing, Three Rescued From Lake Michigan In Evanston Amid Dangerous Rip Currents
The officers chased the suspects, and when one of the suspects turned around and pointed a dark object at police, the officers shot him in the chest .The other suspect got away.
One of the men shot by the robbers was pronounced dead at the scene. The other was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, in good condition, with a gunshot wound to the leg.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Last Weekend Of Summer May Be Among Nicest
The suspect shot by police was taken to Christ in serious condition.
Police said two weapons were recovered at the scene.
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The independent Police Review Authority was investigating.