Another Honor Student Killed
- Police shot and killed an armed man in the South Side Fuller Park neighborhood on an "L" at the Garfield/55th CTA Red Line stop, temporarily disrupting service early this morning, authorities said.A train operator directed police to the train car in which the suspect was last seen. When police approached the suspect on the train, he began to fight with the officers, the release said.
About 1:40 a.m., police responded to a man with a gun on the CTA train at 220 West Garfield Boulevard, according to a release from police News Affairs. The Garfield CTA station is located at that address.
At one point, the suspect pointed a gun at the officers, prompting both officers to shoot him, the release said.
The suspect was identified by the Cook County medical examiner's office as George Lash, 19, of the 3300 block of South Giles Avenue. Lash was shot and taken to Stroger Hospital, where he was declared dead at 2:31 a.m., according to the medical examiner's office.
Good job, Officers.