Suicide by Cop Incident
Chicago police shot and killed a man at an 'L' station Sunday night when they said he pointed two pistols at officers.
A spokesman for the Fraternal Order of Police said it appeared to be a gunman may have committed "suicide by cop."
The incident began with officers responding to calls of a man with a gun at the Western/Cermak Pink Line station in the 2000 block of South Western Avenue at about 8 p.m., according to police and FOP spokesman Pat Camden.
When officers from the Monroe District arrived, they found the 55-year-old man holding a gun to his own head, Camden said. The officers tried calming the man into dropping the weapon and ending the standoff. But the man then pulled a second handgun and pointed both at officers, Camden said.
The officers, put in a "defensive posture," fired their weapons, striking the man. He was later pronounced dead, Camden said. His identity wasn't immediately released.