Chicago: Police Involved in Shooting

Chicago: Police Involved in Shooting

1300 block of S. Independence. At approximately 4:10 p.m. on Sunday, May 5, 2013, Ogden District (10th) tactical officers were traveling N/B on Independence Blvd approaching Roosevelt when they heard gunshots from the west side of Independence Blvd. The officers made a U-turn and crossed the median when they observed the offender firing shots at pedestrians and fleeing southbound on a bicycle while brandishing a handgun. The officers were pursuing the offender when he turned towards the officers and fired shots at them. Due to this action, the officers discharged their weapons and struck the offender. The offender was transported to Mt. Sinai Hospital where he was later pronounced. A handgun was recovered at the scene. The matter remains under investigation and all further inquiries should be directed to the Independent Police Review Authority at 312-446-3298.

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