Police Shoot, Kill Suspect … Again

Teen allegedly pointed gun at officers following chase

In the second fatal police shooting in two days, a gunman fleeing from a South Shore grocery store is killed by police.

Four other people were injured during a Wednesday night shootout. Three of them remain hospitalized Thursday; two are in  critical condition at Advocate Christ Hospital and a 67-year-old woman is reported to be in serious condition at Stroger Cook County Hospital.

A 16-year-old boy, who said he was "hit," walked into University of Chicago Hospital shortly after the shooting, authorities said. Police said the teen suffered a graze wound and the injuries were not considered life-threatening.

Police early Thursday could not confirm whether the police shooting and the grocery store shootings were related, but police saw the armed man running from the scene of the grocery and fatally shot him about a block away.

DaShaun Winston, 18, of South Houston Avenue, was shot by police at and pronounced dead at the scene at 10:07 p.m., according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office.

The shooting reportedly happened at the Best Buy Meats & Groceries at East 71st Street and South Paxton Avenue, Fire Media Affairs spokesman Joe Roccasalva said.

A police squad car in the area heard shots fired and was first on the scene. The officers initially did not know anybody was wounded at the store and began chasing a man they saw running from the store with a .357 revolver, according to a law enforcement source.

Other responding officers discovered three gunshot victims -- two inside the store and a woman shot in the ankle a short distance away, the source said. A teenage boy later walked into a South Side hospital and claimed to have suffered a graze wound in the grocery shooting, police said.

The officers first at the scene continued their chase and followed Winston into an alley in the 7100 block of South Merrill Avenue, where they ordered him to drop the weapon, the source said.

Instead, Winston allegedly turned around and pointed the revolver at the officers, who were still in the squad car. The officers then fired shots, striking and killing the teen, the source said.

Independent Police Review Authority spokesman Mark Payne said a gun was recovered at the scene.

An autopsy is scheduled for later Thursday, the medical examiner's office said.

The IPRA and Calumet Area detectives are investigating.

Police officers shot and killed a suspected robber on the Northwest Side early Wednesday morning.  That suspect, an unemployed father of four, is thought to have been responsible for up to 30 other robberies in that area.

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