CHICAGO (Sun-Times Media Wire) - A 16-year-old boy was fatally shot by a Chicago Police officer Monday night in the North Lawndale neighborhood on the West Side.
About 7:40 p.m., officers on patrol in the Harrison District saw a vehicle matching the description of one used in an earlier shooting, according to a statement from Chicago Police.
As police tried to pull the vehicle over, someone inside got out and ran off, police said.
After a short foot chase, the person and an officer got into “an armed confrontation” in the 3400 block of West Grenshaw, police said. During that fight, the officer shot the person.
He has since been identified as 16-year-old Pierre L. Loury, who lived two blocks away in the 3600 block of West Grenshaw, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.
Loury was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 8:27 p.m., according to the medical examiner’s office. An autopsy found he died of a gunshot wound to the chest, and his death was ruled a homicide.
No officers were injured, and police said a weapon was recovered.
The Independent Police Review Authority is investigating the shooting, and the officer who fired his gun will be placed on administrative duties for 30 days.
Black Lives Matter was planning to conduct a candlelight vigil at the site of the shooting at 7 p.m. Tuesday.