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Man Fatally Shot By Chicago Police Friday Morning Suspected Of Shooting 2 Men

By Rachel Cromidas in News on Nov 25, 2016 5:44PM

Crime scene tape (Photo by LukaTDB via Shutterstock)

A man suspected of shooting two other men early Friday morning in Homan Square was fatally shot by Chicago police.

According to the official statement from Chicago Police, officers were on patrol near the 600 block of South Central Park Avenue when they viewed a man shoot two other men, killing one of them, around 12:25 a.m. The officers intervened and fatally shot the man, who was pronounced dead at the scene. One other man who was shot was taken to a hospital to be treated for a gunshot wound to his arm, and no officers were injured. The officers recovered a gun at the scene of the shooting.

Per CPD protocol, the Independent Police Review Authority will investigate the shooting, and the officers involved have been assigned administrative duties for 30 days.

A large crowd from a nearby bar gathered at the scene of the shooting in the aftermath, according to the Tribune, where one woman yelled "that's somebody's cousin that you just murdered."

As the Tribune notes, this is the third time this week that CPD have fatally shot someone on patrol. On Wednesday night an officer fatally shot a 19-year-old man in West Englewood. In that shooting, officers responding to a call of a "battery in progress" in the 1400 block of West 65th Street said a man turned and pointed a weapon in the direction of the responding police sergeant twice. In response, the sergeant shot the man, who was transported to an area hospital and pronounced dead.

Also, on Nov. 18, police fatally shot a man after they saw him shoot another man in West Englewood.