- A 16-year-old shot by a police officer during a foot chase on the South Side Sunday night has died, authorities said.
Ricky Childs, of the 7900 block of South Ingleside Avenue, was pronounced dead at 9:51 p.m. Monday at the John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner's Office.
[...] During the pursuit, Childs fired a gun at an officer pursuing him on foot, police said.
After missing, Childs pointed the gun again in the officer's direction, and the officer fired his weapon, striking Childs in the head, police said.
Authorities said police recovered a gun at the scene.
By the way, he was just about to turn his life around.