Cops Kill Armed Assailant
- A man was shot to death by a Chicago Police officer after he pointed a gun at police in the Washington Park neighborhood on the South Side early Sunday, police said.
About 12:35 a.m., Wentworth District tactical officers responded to a call of shots fired in the 5300 block of South King Drive, according to a statement from Chicago Police.
A 26-year-old man with a gun ran east toward Washington Park when the officers tried to stop him, according to the statement and Fraternal Order of Police spokesman Pat Camden.
As the officers chased him, the man allegedly pointed a gun in their direction and one of the officers opened fire, striking him multiple times.
He was taken to a hospital where he was later pronounced dead, police said.
A weapon was recovered at the scene, police said.
Well done. St. Louis and Ferguson, Missouri will hold a sympathy riots later tonight. Just because. What? You need a reason now?