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 Police Officer Released From Hospital After Being Shot In Shopping Center Parking Lot At North And Sheffield Avenues
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: Chicago Weather: Pleasant Parade Weather Tuesday
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: Indiana Attorney General Files Lawsuit To Crack Down On Harassing Robocalls, And Effort May Help In Illinois Too
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.