CPD: Home invader fatally shot by police in West Englewood

CHICAGO (Sun-Times Media Wire) - A man was fatally shot by Chicago Police in an exchange of gunfire early Sunday in the West Englewood neighborhood on the South Side.

About 4:40 a.m., Englewood District officers responded to calls of a home invasion by a person with a gun in the 7300 block of South Paulina, according to a statement from police News Affairs.

They were met by an “armed offender” who opened fire, and one or more of the officers shot back, police said.

Bulls star Derrick Rose reportedly lived at the home at one time.

Contacted by the Chicago Sun-Times about the shooting at the home, Rose said:

“What? What house? I only have a condo.’’

When it was cleared up, he said, “No, I haven’t heard about that.’’

Charles M. Smith, 29, was pronounced dead at the scene at 5:40 a.m., according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office. He lived in the 2100 block of West 77th Street.

A weapon was recovered at the scene, police said. No officers were hurt.

Independent Police Review Authority spokesman Larry Merritt confirmed the agency is investigating the shooting.

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