Chicago officer fatally shoots suspect after foot chase

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CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago police officer fatally shot a man early Sunday after a foot chase with a suspect who allegedly pointed a gun at another person, police said.

The man, believed to be in his 20s, was shot by an officer in Chicago’s Old Town neighborhood around 5:05 a.m. CDT, Chicago Police Superintendent David Brown told reporters.

Chicago Fire Department officials said the man later died from his gunshot wounds at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

A 34-year-old officer was also taken to hospital, where his condition stabilized, firefighters said. He was not shot during the incident.

Prior to the shooting, two paroled officers were reported by someone who said someone had pointed a gun at them, Brown said.

After officers located the man who allegedly pointed the gun, a foot chase ensued and officers temporarily lost sight of him. When the man was found a second time, an officer opened fire, fatally striking him, Brown said.

Brown said he could not say how many shots were fired or whether the man pointed a gun at officers.

Police said a gun and casings that did not match the officer’s gun were recovered from near the man after the shooting.

The officer involved in the shooting will be placed in administrative duties for 30 days, a routine step after shootings involving an officer.

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