- Police Shoot, Kill Armed Man on South Side
Chicago police shot and killed an armed man who pointed a gun at them in the Southwest Side Ashburn neighborhood early this morning, according to police.
A police officer suffered a non-life-threatening injury to his arm during the incident, which began about 11:55 p.m. Saturday night when police saw a vehicle in the 7900 block of South Kedzie involved in a possible weapons violation in another district next door. According to a release from the Chicago Police Department, police first attempted to pull the vehicle over using lights and sirens, but the driver fled northbound on Kedzie.
The driver, a male, hit two other vehicles while fleeing, disabling his vehicle, the release said. He exited the vehicle, carrying what police said was a handgun, and attempted to flee on foot. Police also exited their vehicles, and when the offender allegedly turned and pointed the handgun at police after going only a short distance from his vehicle, officers shot and killed him.
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