Officers Kill Man Wielding Knife, Hammer

Police found a man stabbing someone in the middle of the street

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    A knife, hammer, taser and guns were all involved in an overnight incident that sent a Chicago Police officer to the hospital and left a suspect dead in the South Chicago neighborhood, police said.

    Officers were called to a disturbance just before midnight at 79th Street and South Shore Drive where they found a man stabbing another man in the middle of the street. Police said the officers ordered the man to drop the knife, but he instead came at the officers with the knife and a hammer.

    "The offender turns and starts walking toward one of the officers, knife in one hand, and pulls a hammer out of his pocket," Fraternal Order of Police spokesperson Pat Camden said.

    An officer used a taser on the man, but police said it had no effect. The two officers pulled their guns, and the man was fatally shot.

    A female officer was hurt in the process.

    "One of the officers received a graze wound in the gunfire and was taken to the hospital, has been treated and released," Camden said.

    The officer is expected to be OK. The stabbing victim was taken to Northwestern Hospital in serious condition.