Orange One Earning His Green
Police shot and killed a man when he took a woman hostage outside of a club in the Gresham neighborhood on the South Side early this morning, police said.
At 12:40 a.m., police received a 911 call of a man with a gun near South Ashland Avenue and West 80th Street, said Pat Camden with the Fraternal Order of Police. Gresham District officers responded and saw a large group of people coming out of a club in the area. The officers saw a man who had taken a woman hostage, Camden said. "He had his arm around her neck and was holding her in front of him," Camden said.
Officers began to struggle with the man during which the woman was able to get away, unhurt, Camden said. The man reached for a weapon in his waistband which prompted police to fatally shoot the man, he said.