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Chicago Police Fatally Shoot Man In Little Village

The Civilian Office of Police Accountability is investigating the shooting, which police say happened after an "armed confrontation."

Early Monday morning, officers responded to a ShotSpotter alert of shots fired in the 2300 block of South Sawyer Ave. After an alleged confrontation, one man was shot and another was arrested, police said.
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LITTLE VILLAGE — A Chicago Police officer shot a man and arrested another man in a “confrontation” in Little Village early Monday morning, officials said.

At 2:35 a.m. Monday, officers responded to a ShotSpotter alert of shots fired in the 2300 block of South Sawyer Ave, a police spokesperson said.

Police spokesman Tom Ahern said in a statement one “armed” man ran away and was chased by an officer. There was a “confrontation” in a nearby alley and the officer shot the man in his chest, Ahern said.

One man was pronounced dead at the scene, and the second man was arrested, police said.

Police spokesman Thomas Ahern tweeted a gun that was allegedly recovered at the scene.

The Civilian Office of Police Accountability is investigating the incident, spokesman Ephraim Eaddy, said.

The officers involved have been placed on administrative duty for 30 days. A police spokesperson declined to answer additional questions about the shooting.

On Monday morning, a woman, who declined to share her name, said she was awakened by the shots earlier in the day but did not see the shooting.

Pastor Ramiro Rodriguez of Amor de Dios United Methodist Church awoke to police tape around the church Monday morning. 

Rodriguez said he didn’t hear the shots but was hoping that the community could find “solutions” to the shootings in the area.

Credit: Mauricio Peña/ Block Club Chicago
Early Monday morning, officers responded to a ShotSpotter alert of shots fired in the 2300 block of South Sawyer Ave. After an alleged confrontation, one man was shot and another was arrested, police said.

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