Chicago police shoot man dead during ‘shootout’ near bar in Irving Park


Authorities said one person was shot dead early Wednesday in a shootout with Chicago police near a bar in Irving Park after officers responded to a call that someone pointed a gun at people.

According to Chicago Police, the shooting occurred around 3 a.m. at Block 3700 on North Troy Street. Investigators have not determined the age or identity of the person killed.

Chicago Police Department during a press conference at police headquarters. David Brown told reporters he returned to Christina’s Place at 3759 N. Kedzie Ave. after the suspect was evicted. Brown said the suspects pointed their guns at the bouncers and others in the area after hearing the bar guards arguing outside.

A security guard returned to the bar and called the police, who responded and pointed at the suspect, Brown said. That’s when the two police officers and the suspect all opened fire where “clearly shots were exchanged” as the suspect ran into the alleyway of Troy Street.

Police said the suspect was the only one who was beaten. A gun with an extended magazine was recovered.

Officers radioed police to say they had opened fire and called an ambulance.

We have one subject in the alley. He still has a gun in his hand,” an officer told the police dispatcher. “We are not looking for other criminals at this time.”

Brown said the officers involved in the shooting were taken to the hospital for “observation purposes” and are listed in good condition. A person is a probation officer, he said.

Brown said he will be on his regular administrative duties for at least 30 days while the Citizens Police Accountability Service investigates the shooting. COPA issued a brief statement that its investigators were “responding to a police-involved shooting.”

Investigators are reviewing body-worn camera footage of the shootout, and police will also recover police POD camera video, Brown said.

“From what we currently know, it’s based on looking at a camera you wear. [footage]the criminal fired his weapon, and the police fired their weapon,” said Brown, noting that investigators have given little indication of what led to the shooting.


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Written by Natalia Chi

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