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After Cop Kills Man In Englewood, COPA Urges Witnesses To Come Forward

Police said they shot and killed 28-year-old Turell Brown after responding to a domestic disturbance.

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ENGLEWOOD — Officials are asking neighbors and witnesses to come forward with information after a Chicago police officer shot and killed a 28-year-old man Sunday morning in Englewood.

About 10:55 a.m. Sunday, officers went to a domestic disturbance in the 6500 block of South Harvard, police said. They found a man they say was armed with a knife, and an officer shot him, police said in a statement. The man was later pronounced dead.

The Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office identified the man as 28-year-old Turell Brown.

The Civilian Office of Police Accountability is investigating. The officers involved in the shooting are on 30-day administrative duty, police said. Anyone with information can call investigators at 312-746-3609.

Supt. David Brown, speaking at a news conference Monday, didn’t share details about what happened, saying the “sequence of events” will be left for COPA to investigate. Police have not said whether Turell Brown approached or threatened officers with the knife.

“… We do know our officer discharged a weapon,” David Brown said. “We do know the offender is deceased.

“But all the things that happened in sequence between when officers got there — what did the victim do, what did the offender do — that’s for COPA to investigate, and once they conclude that investigation, then you all will be able to see more details about what happened … .”

Turell Brown’s family said he recently graduated from welding school and celebrated his birthday this month, according to ABC7. Brown’s mother said she received a call from his girlfriend telling her about the shooting and she is still looking for answers.

“I cannot get an understanding of why my son is dead,” Angela Wade-Brown said.

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