Police Shoot, Kill Carjacking Suspect: Camden

A carjacking suspect was shot and killed by a Chicago police officer Wednesday night

By Sandra Torres
|  Wednesday, Jun 15, 2011  |  Updated 8:22 AM CDT
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Chicago police shot and killed an 18-year-old man suspected of a carjacking on the city's Far South Side, officials said.

A motorist flagged down a squad car in the Roseland neighborhood around 10:30 p.m. Tuesday, after their truck was reportedly carjacked at gunpoint near State and 105th streets, according to Fraternal Order of Police Spokesperson Pat Camden.

Reports indicate another squad car spotted the Ford F150 pickup a few minutes later and began a high-speed chase.

The chase ended a short time later when the truck spun out of control and hit a tree in the 10500 block of South Lafayette Avenue, according to Camden.

The driver of the truck tried to run away down an alley, but he was then tackled twice by officers, Camden said.

When the officers tackled the man, he apparently tried to reach for something, and that's when an officer shot and killed him, fearing the man was reaching for a gun, according to Camden.

A weapon was recovered from the suspect, he added.

The officers involved in the shooting were unharmed.

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