CHICAGO (CBS)– A man was fatally shot by an officer during a confrontation in Portage Park overnight.
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.READ MORE: Police: Person Of Interest In Murder Of Jaslyn Adams, 7, Shot By Police On Eisenhower Expressway After Pursuit In Western Suburbs
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.
UPDATE: The offender was pronounced at Illinois Masonic Hospital. Area 5 Detectives are investigating. The Civilian Office of Police Accountability(COPA) is on scene and investigating. #ChicagoPoliceREAD MORE: State Rep. LaShawn Ford Introduces Legislation To Increase Equity In Illinois Cannabis Industry
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Police tweeted a photo of a gun that was recovered from the scene. Police said the gun belongs to the person who was shot.MORE NEWS: Remembering Hazel Johnson, Chicago’s ‘Mother Of Environmental Justice,’ On Earth Day 10 Years After Her Passing
The officer involved was not injured.