CHICAGO (Fox 32 News) - Chicago Police shot and killed a man in the South Shore neighborhood Saturday afternoon.
The shooting happened around 5:30 p.m. near 71st and Chappel. Police said that an officer on foot patrol spotted a man who "exhibited the characteristics of an armed person." Police said that they went to question him "when a confrontation ensues and he is shot. A weapon [was] recovered on scene."
Witnesses told Fox 32 News that the shooting was unjustified.
"He was walking across the street," witness Zachary Weems said.
"Productive citizen, he's not a thug, he's not a gang member, it's shocking," activist William Calloway said.
A large group of civilians gathered at the scene after the shooting. At least one person jumped on a squad car.
The Civilian Office of Police Accountability said they had investigators on scene and that anyone with information should contact 312-746-3609 or chicagocopa.org.
UPDATE: Officers assigned to a foot assignment observe a man exhibiting characteristics of an armed person. Officers go to question him when a confrontation ensues and he is shot. The man was fatally wounded. A weapon recovered on scene. pic.twitter.com/8CJXu8m5pa— Anthony Guglielmi (@AJGuglielmi) July 15, 2018