Chicago police shot and killed an alleged robber Wednesday night in the city's South Shore neighborhood, authorities said. The shooting occurred just before 8 p.m. on the 7000 block of South Cregier Avenue, police said.
Preliminary reports stated a robbery-in-progress was reported and two sergeants responded to the scene and were flagged down by a witness who told them two suspects had just committed a robbery on the street, police said. The sergeants saw two suspects matching the description and approached ordering them to stop, police said.
One of the suspects turned and pointed a weapon at a sergeant who fired his weapon, striking the suspect, police said. The suspect was taken into custody and transported to Northwestern Memorial Hospital where he was pronounced dead, police said. The second suspect was taken into custody by the other sergeant on the scene, police said.