Chicago Police Shoot, Kill Man at CTA Station

Fraternal Order of Police believe it might have been a case of "suicide by cop"

By Christian Farr
|  Monday, Dec 12, 2011  |  Updated 10:11 AM CDT
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Chicago Police Shoot, Kill Man at CTA Station

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The Pink Line station at Western Avenue was closed for several hours Sunday night after police killed a man who pulled two guns on them.

Police responded to reports of a person with a weapon at around 7:56 p.m. Sunday at the CTA station in the 2000 block of South Western, according to Police News Affairs. When they arrived, officers saw a man pointing a gun to his head, police said.

Officers tried to get the man to put down the gun, but instead he pulled out another gun and pointed them at officers, police said.

"At that point he produces a second weapon, points both weapons at the sergeant, putting the sergeant in fear of his life and leaving him no alternative but to open fire," said Fraternal Order of Police spokesman Pat Camden

The officers fired back, striking the man. The man was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.

No officers were injured. The weapons were recovered from the scene.

The Fraternal Order of Police said they believe it might have been a case of "suicide by cop," but the matter remains under investigation by the Chicago Police.

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