No Weapon Recovered in Fatal Officer-Involved Shooting: FOP

Man shot during traffic stop for suspected carjacking

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    Officials on the scene of a shooting in the 7500 block of South Jeffery Boulevard

    UPDATE: The Cook County Medical Examiner identified the slain male as 17-year-old Cedrick Chatman

    One man was killed Monday in an officer-involved shooting in Chicago's South Shore neighborhood, officials said.

    The shooting happened shortly before 2 p.m. during a traffic stop in the 7500 block of South Jeffrey Boulevard, a police spokesman said.

    Fraternal Order of Police spokesman Pat Camden said officers ran the plates of a gray Dodge Charger with Wisconsin tags. Shortly thereafter, officers received a call for an armed carjacking.

    Believing the carjacked vehicle was the one they just saw -- the check of the vehicle came back clean -- the officers pulled it over, Camden said.

    During the stop, one of the people inside the vehicle reached for something, Camden said.

    "He leaves the car in gear. The car hits another car in front of him, and he's running. Now the officers are chasing him. The officers sees the object. He hollars at his partner, 'I don't know what it is. He's got something in his hand.' The guy turns. The officer, at that point, in fear of his life, thinking the object could have been a gun, fires and hits the individual,"

    One person was shot and taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital where he later died.

    No weapon was recovered from the incident, Camden said.

    The No. J14 Jeffrey Jump and No. 15 Jeffrey Local buses were rerouted during the police investigation, the Chicago Transit Authority said.

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