CHICAGO (CBS) — The Civilian Office of Police Accountability on Wednesday was investigating two incidents in which police officers shot suspects on the city’s Northwest Side — one of which left a man dead.
In one incident, an off-duty Chicago Police officer shot and wounded a man in the Albany Park neighborhood. Police said just before 1 a.m., the officer shot a man who was trying to break into his home in the 3100 block of West Belle Plaine Avenue.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Winter Weather Advisory Remains In Parts Of Illinois And Indiana; Lake Effect Snow Lingers
The suspect was taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center in serious condition with a gunshot wound to the face, police said.
There were no other injuries.READ MORE: Illinois State Departments, Driver Service Facilities Reopen Monday Weeks After COVID Surge
Area Five detectives were also investigating late Wednesday.
In a separate incident a short time earlier Wednesday, man was fatally shot by an officer during a confrontation in Portage Park.
According to police, Jefferson Park (16th) District officers were engaged in a foot pursuit in the 3500 block of North Laramie Avenue just after midnight. Police said the pursuit led to a confrontation, in the 5200 block of West Eddy Street, when the offender showed a gun.MORE NEWS: Snow, Black Ice Cause Multi-Vehicle Pile Up On Interstate 90
Police confirmed an officer shot the offender during the confrontation. According to police, the offender was taken to a hospital in critical condition and later pronounced dead.