A man was fatally shot by a Chicago Police sergeant late Wednesday after he pointed a gun during a foot pursuit in the West Englewood neighborhood on the South Side, police said.
The Englewood District sergeant responded to a call of a “battery in progress” shortly after 11 p.m. and spotted a male matching a description of the suspect in the 1400 block of West 65th Street, according to a statement from Chicago Police.
The sergeant approached, announcing his office, and the suspect ran away, police said. The sergeant gave chase and later told investigators that the suspect turned and pointed a gun in his direction twice during the pursuit. The sergeant then opened fire, striking the suspect.
Paramedics responded to the 6500 block of South Marshfield, where the 19-year-old man suffered multiple gunshot wounds. He was taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he was pronounced dead, according to police sources and the Chicago Fire Department. The Cook County medical examiner’s office did not provide information on the fatality.
The sergeant, who was not injured, will be placed on desk duty for 30 days, per CPD policy. Detectives and internal affairs investigators were conducting a grid search early Thursday to locate the suspect’s gun and physical evidence from the shooting, police said.
A spokeswoman for the Independent Police Review Authority, which investigates officer-involved shootings, could not be reached for more details.
Less than a week earlier, a man was fatally shot by CPD officers about a mile away in the same neighborhood.