Police shoot person after witnessing homicide in Humboldt Park

- Chicago Police shot a male late Friday after witnessing a homicide in the West Side Humboldt Park neighborhood.

Officers on patrol witnessed a shooting about 11:30 p.m. in the area of Maplewood and Division before they intervened and fired shots, according to Chicago Police. No officers were hurt.

The victim of the initial shooting, a 17-year-old boy who had been driving around the block and “engaging a group of males” at the corner of Division and Maplewood before he was shot, was pronounced dead at the scene, according to police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office. His name was not released Saturday afternoon.

One person was injured by a police officer’s gunfire, police said.

“A male subject sustained non-life threatening injuries and was taken to an area hospital, ” said Chicago Police Coordinator Glen Brooks during a press conference at the scene of the shooting.

The Independent Police Review Authority is investigating the shooting, Brooks said. The officer or officers involved will be reassigned to “routine administrative duties” for 30 days.

Two cars could be seen in the crime scene between Rockwell Street and Campbell Avenue on Division. A Honda Civic was parked on the north side of Division and a white car with the passenger door open was parked on the northern part of the intersection of Division and Maplewood.

An officer at the scene said the white car was an unmarked squad car.

One witness who preferred to remain anonymous said he was inside when the shooting happened. “I heard about 20 shots…and then hit the deck.”

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