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Police Fatally Shot Man Who Shot Pregnant Woman Sunday Night

By Rachel Cromidas in News on Nov 28, 2016 7:59PM

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Chicago police fatally shot a man for the fourth time in nine days Sunday night. The man had allegedly had just shot his pregnant girlfriend, and shot at police officers when he saw them.

Police were in the area, in the 4600 block of West Adams Street, responding to a domestic battery call at about 11:28 p.m. They encountered the man, who has been identified by news reports as 36-year-old Richard Grimes, in the 4600 block of West Kenton Avenue, near by, and the man fired a handgun at them as he fled, according to a police statement.

Soon after, several police officers who established a perimeter around the man saw him in a nearby gangway. The man fired at officers a second time, police say, and the officers returned fire, striking him. He was transported to a hospital and pronounced dead there. Police say they recovered a weapon from the scene.

One officer is being treated for a forehead graze wound and another injured a leg, according to police. Per department protocol, the officers involved in the shooting will be assigned administrative duties for at least 30 days, and the city's police review board is investigating.

The woman who was shot was 24-years-old and suffered from a gunshot wound to the abdomen. She was taken to the hospital and listed in serious condition, according to police.

Family of the woman told ABC7 that Grimes was excited to have a baby on the way, but also experiencing depression. The unborn baby, whom family members said was to be named Royal and was due next month, did not survive. The woman, identified in reports as Ashley Williams, ran upstairs to a neighbor's apartment after she was shot, according to CBS, while Grimes fled, and the neighbor helped her call the police.