Man Dies After Gun Battle With Police

Sunday, Apr 25, 2010  |  Updated 9:17 AM CDT
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Man Dies After Gun Battle With Police

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An 18-year-old man who opened fire on police has died from the gunshot wounds he sustained during the gun battle, according to a police statement.

Chicago Police say they shot Izael Jackson, of the 5300 block of South King Drive, after he jumped out of a vehicle and opened fire on officers following a traffic stop Saturday night.

Mobile Strike Force officers attempted to stop a car around 10:30 p.m. Saturday in the Woodlawn neighborhood, near East 61st Street and South Prairie Avenue.  A passenger in that car hopped out and started shooting at the officers, and others who responded to help, according to a police statement.

Officers returned fire and struck the gunman, who was taken into custody and transported to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County.  Jackson was pronounced dead at the hospital around 1:45 a.m. Sunday.

Nobody else was injured, according to the release.

A weapon was recovered on the scene, police said.

Curtis Tarver, a spokesman for the Independent Police Review Authority, which investigates all police-involved shootings, confirmed the shooting.

The IPRA and Calumet Area detectives are investigating.

Jackson had been due in court in June on unrelated weapons charges, Chicago Breaking News reported.

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