- A 29-year-old man was fatally shot by Maywood police early Saturday morning after officers intercepted an apparent drug deal, according to authorities.
At approximately 2:11 a.m., Maywood police officers who were on patrol in the 2000 block of 13th Avenue "observed what appeared to be a narcotic transaction," according to a Maywood Police Department news release.
As officers approached to conduct a field interview, a man began to flee the area, resulting in a short foot pursuit, the release said. During the pursuit, the man reached for a gun in his waistband, causing the officers to discharge their weapons and strike the man, the release said.
He had to go all the way out to Maywood to meet his demise. Thanks for saving us the trouble and the Superintendent sends his thanks for sparing him another homicide.