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Chicago Police Shoot and Kill Man on South Side

By Soyoung Kwak in News on Jan 2, 2011 4:30PM

2010_10_29_CPD.jpg It's not a secret that the Chicago Police Department had a rough year last year, and news of this fatal incident is definitely not a happy way for the Chicago Police Department to ring in the new year.

The Tribune reports that Chicago police have shot and killed a man on the South Side of Chicago early into New Year's Day. In attempt to identify the events that led up to an automobile accident that occurred around the 800 block of 79th Street, which injured one person, police officers were questioning witnesses at the scene of the accident. After speaking with witnesses, the police pulled over a vehicle that was driven by the victim of the police shooting. The driver of the vehicle, 29 year-old Tory Davis, was asked to step out of his car and the shooting soon followed:

Police ordered the driver to get out of the vehicle, but the vehicle began moving in their direction "in an attempt to strike one of the officers," police said. Police said the officer discharged his gun after being in "fear of his life."

Authorities are currently investigating the circumstances of this fatal incident.