CHICAGO (CBS)– A person was fatally shot by a police officer after an armed confrontation in Little Village Monday morning.
Officers responded to a ShotSpotter alert of multiple shots fired in the 2300 block of South Sawyer Avenue around 2:30 a.m.READ MORE: Family Escapes House Fire In Brighton Park
According to police, two males were found in a nearby alley when officers arrived. Police said one of them fled on foot, leading to a foot pursuit, “which resulted in an armed confrontation” in the alley of the 2300 block of South Spaulding Avenue.
Chicago police said the officer fired shots, striking the suspect in the chest.
Officers observed two subjects in a nearby alley, one subject fled on foot which resulted in an armed confrontation. One subject shot and killed. 2nd subject in custody. Gun recovered on scene. COPA investigating. #ChicagoPolice pic.twitter.com/bn7o2deAGSREAD MORE: Chicago Weather: Rising Temperatures Through The Weekend But Snow Possible Next Week
— Tom Ahern (@TomAhernCPD) March 29, 2021
One of the suspects was shot and killed. Another suspect was taken into custody and a gun was recovered from the scene.MORE NEWS: Families Fight To Keep Memorial Trees Offered Through Chicago Park District After Being Told Of Golf Course Plans
The Civilian Office of Police Accountability is investigating, and the officers involved in the shooting will be placed on desk duty for 30 days, which is standard procedure.