Officer fatally shoots suspect on South Side - FOX 32 News Chicago

Officer fatally shoots suspect on South Side

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CHICAGO (Sun-Times Media Wire) -

Police fatally shot a man who allegedly pointed a gun at an officer in the Greater Grand Crossing neighborhood Thursday afternoon on the South Side.

Grand Crossing District officers near the 6700 block of South Indiana Avenue saw a male with a handgun about 3:30 p.m., according to a statement from police News Affairs.

The officers approached, but the suspect fled on foot and the officers gave chase, according to the statement. During the pursuit, the officers fatally shot the suspect.

Fraternal Order of Police spokesman Pat Camden said the officers had just completed a call and were driving south on Indiana Avenue when the man emerged from an alley with a gun in his hand. During the pursuit through an alley the suspect pointed the gun at officers.

An FOP spokesman said the man refused orders to drop the gun and was shot.

The unidentified man, believed to be in his 20's, was declared dead on the scene at 4:11 p.m., according to the Cook County Medical Examiner's office.

A weapon was recovered at the scene, police said.

"When police say drop the gun, that's all you got to do," Camden said. "Put your hand up."

An autopsy is scheduled for Friday, the medical examiner's office said.

Area Central detectives and the Independent Police Review Authority, which investigates all police-involved shootings, are investigating.

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