04-18-2015, 09:12 PM #1
IL - Police: South Shore man, 18, fatally shot after pointing gun at cops
An 18-year-old man was fatally shot by police just blocks from his home in the city's South Shore neighborhood Friday night.
Officers were on patrol about 10:10 p.m. when they responded to a call of shots fired near East 71st Street and South Paxton Avenue.
The officers spotted a van traveling at a high rate of speed and gave chase, police said. The officers pursued the van down an alleyway between Paxton and Merrill avenues, and a passenger of the van jumped out and began running, police said.
Officers, who police say were in uniform, followed the man on foot, and the van continued fleeing. When the man reached 74th Street, police say he pointed a gun at the officers. One of the officers fired twice, fatally hitting the man. The 18-year-old died on the scene, according to police.
04-19-2015, 01:39 AM #2
South Shore is a really rough area of Chicago. I knew someone who lived and grew up there and visited a few times. It's not a place to be outside after dark. Sad too, because it's not too far from the lake.
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