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Man killed after shootout with Chicago police in Irving Park, top cop says – Chicago Tribune


Chicago police officers shot and killed a man early Wednesday in the Irving Park neighborhood, Chicago Police Chief David Brown said at a news conference Wednesday morning.

At 3:08 a.m., Albany Park District officers responded to a call of a man with a gun at a bar in the 3700 block of North Caddy Avenue, Brown said. A bar security guard heard people arguing outside the bar and saw a man pointing a gun at people, so he called the police.

Responding officers were directed to a man matching the description provided by witnesses and saw the man running toward an alley in the 3700 block of North Troy Street, Brown said.

“There was an apparent exchange of fire between the offender and the officers,” Brown said.

The man was shot and died at the scene, Brown said. The man’s age and identity are under investigation.

The man’s firearm with an extended magazine was recovered at the scene, Brown said.

The officers were not injured, he said, but were taken to the hospital for observation.

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The Office of Civilian Police Accountability is investigating the shooting, Brown said. The officers involved will be placed on administrative duty for 30 days.

Two officers were involved, one a 12-year veteran and one on probation, Brown said. Investigators believe both officers fired their weapons, according to body camera footage that captured the shooting. Brown said there will likely be other security footage and footage from police point-of-view devices, or PODs, that captured the shooting. which has not yet been reviewed.

“As far as anything that motivated all of this, all we know is what we said at the beginning is that he pointed a gun at these people outside the bar right down the street. They called the police, the police responded and confronted the man, which led to a shootout,” Brown said.

Witnesses said the man was inside the bar at one point and was asked to leave, then returned with a gun pointed outside, but the events leading up to the shooting are also under investigation, Brown said.

It is not yet known whether the man was legally carrying the gun, Brown said.


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