Chicago Cop Shoots, Kills Driver Who Sped At Officer

Police said the man drove at an officer and struck a police car in East Hazel Crest

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    NBCChicago.com

    Chicago Police shot and killed a driver who accelerated toward an officer Tuesday night in suburban East Hazel Crest, officials said.

    Police said a surveillance sting on the 1900 block of West 171st Street led them to the area where they saw a man and woman enter a vehicle at about 9:45 p.m. When detectives approached the vehicle, the driver stepped on the gas.

    The car shot out toward the officer and hit a police vehicle, police said in a statement.

    Police said the officer fired his gun, striking the man. He continued to drive a short distance, police said, before he was placed in custody and taken to an area hospital.

    He was pronounced dead at the hospital. No one else was injured, police said.

    The Independent Police Review Authority is investigating the incident.