Police Shoot, Kill Man in Humboldt Park

Man is third person shot -- and second killed -- on the same block in three days

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    Police officers on the scene of a shooting in the 4300 block of West Hirsch Street on Wednesday evening.

    Chicago Police shot and killed a man outside his Humboldt Park home Wednesday night. He is the third person shot, and second killed, on that block in the past three days.

    Grand Central District police officers on patrol in the 4300 block of West Hirsch Street approached a man shortly before 5 p.m., but he ran away, police said in a statement.

    "They can clearly see a weapon stuck into his waistband," a police official told the Chicago Tribune.

    Police said they chased the man on foot to the 1400 block of North Kolin Avenue, where he turned around and pointed a handgun at police.  That's when officers shot him.

    His weapon was recovered on the scene, police said. Nobody else was injured.

    The Cook County Medical Examiner’s office identified the man as 21-year-old Pedro Gonzalez III,

    Gonzalez was the third person shot on the block in the past three days. A teenage boy -- Jovany Diaz -- was killed Monday, his 15th birthday.  Another man was wounded at the teen’s Tuesday afternoon memorial.

    The Tribune reports that Gonzalez's father said his son and Diaz were best friends.

    The Independent Police Review Authority, which investigates all police-involved shootings, went to the scene Wednesday night and are conducting an on-going investigation, spokesman Carlos Weeden said.