CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) - A man is dead after engaging in a shootout with Chicago Police on the Northwest Side.
Chicago Police Superintendent David Brown confirmed the incident at a morning news conference. Officers arrived a little after 3 a.m. in Irving Park, near Kedzie and Grace outside the bar “Christina’s Place.” The incident stemmed when one of the bar’s security guards confronted a group who were arguing outside. The security guard told police a man in the group displayed a gun and pointed at him and others outside, Brown said.
When officers arrived, they found a suspect matching the description that witnesses gave. He was fleeing the scene, Brown said.
Officers began to chase the suspect which led them to an alley nearby at 3700 N. Troy. There, two officers and the suspect exchanged gunfire, according to Brown. The suspect was hit and police called for an ambulance. The suspect was pronounced dead at the scene.
Police did recover the suspect’s gun, with Brown noting that the weapon had an extended magazine clip.
The superintendent said the name and age of the suspect will not be released at this time.
The two involved officers were not wounded but were taken to an area hospital for observation, Brown Said. They will be placed on routine administrative duty for 30 days, as the investigation is headed by the Civilian Office of Police Accountability.
Brown said one of the officers is a 12-year veteran on the force, while the second cop involved is a probationary officer.
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