- A person driving a vehicle wanted in connection with an earlier shooting was shot to death by police in the Homan Square neighborhood Monday night, authorities said.
A Harrison District officer shot the person in the 3400 block of West Grenshaw Street after trying to stop the vehicle about 7:40 p.m., said Chicago Police Chief of Detectives Eugene Roy, in a statement at the scene a little before 10 p.m.
Officers were patrolling when they saw the vehicle, and tried to stop it, but a person from the vehicle fled on foot, and one officer ran after, Roy said.
"They attempted to stop the car, at which time the offender fled from the car, with one officer in pursuit," said Chief of Detectives Eugene Roy, his statement mirroring language of one released moments later by police News Affairs. "A foot pursuit ensued, during the course of that pursuit, it led to an armed confrontation between the offender and the officer, resulting the officer firing shots with his service weapon, striking the offender."
The person was taken to an area hospital, and pronounced dead, Roy said. A weapon was found on scene and was being taken into evidence.
And of course, the new catch-phrase:
- The statement from News Affairs noted that "The officer(s) involved will be placed on routine administrative duties for a period of 30 days," a procedure initiated last year in all police-involved shootings.
We can see the protests already:
- "If the police had stopped the previous shooting, this wouldn't have happened!" or
- "If the police would stop following up on shootings, this wouldn't have happened!"
No cops injured. Good job Officer.