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Police Fatally Shoot Man After 2 Handcuffed People Escaped From His Home And Said They’d Been Kidnapped

The shooting happened Monday morning in the 6200 block of West Grand Avenue.

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CHICAGO — Police shot and killed a man Monday morning after two handcuffed people said they’d been kidnapped and escaped from his Belmont Cragin home.

At 6:45 a.m., an off-duty officer saw a man and woman, both of whom were handcuffed, running down the street, according to a preliminary statement from Chicago Police. The off-duty officers pulled over and spoke with the man and woman, who said they’d been kidnapped and held against their will.

The off-duty officer called for help and police officers went to the 6200 block of West Grand Avenue to find the man who had allegedly kidnapped the two people, police said.

Officers got into the man’s apartment and there was an “armed confrontation,” police said. At least one officer shot the man, who was taken to Illinois Masonic Hospital.

The man, who was 41 years old, later died. His weapon was found at the scene, police said.

No officers were hurt.

Elgin Police said the man and woman had been kidnapped during a carjacking on Sunday night, according to the Daily Herald.

The shooting was being investigated by the Civilian Office of Police Accountability. The officer or officers involved will be put on routine administrative duties for 30 days, police said.