CHICAGO (CBS)– A 17-year-old was fatally shot by police Saturday in North Lawndale, according to the Civilian Office of Police Accountability.
COPA responded to the scene at 2100 S. Keeler Ave. around 8:45 p.m.READ MORE: Illinois COVID-19: State Reports 1,248 More Cases, 24 Additional Deaths
“Although in the early stages of our investigation we can confirm that the individual, who was a juvenile, attempted to flee the scene after officers were performing a traffic stop,” COPA stated in a press release.
Officials said an officer discharged a weapon during a foot pursuit and the subject died as a result.READ MORE: Two Chicago Police Officers Shot On South Lawndale Released From Hospital
The Medical Examiner identified the minor as Michael Elam, 17.
According to COPA, this incident is still under investigation.