Police: Person fatally shot by CPD officers in West Garfield Park

CHICAGO (Sun-Times Media Wire) - Chicago Police officers fatally shot a person Tuesday evening in the West Garfield Park neighborhood, police said.

About 8 p.m., two officers responding to a call of a person with a gun in the 4700 block of West Fulton saw someone run toward the intersection of Wayman Street and Cicero Avenue and gave chase, according to Chicago Police.

The person jumped a fence and got into an “armed confrontation” with the officers, who then fired at least six shots, police said.

The gunfire struck the person, who was taken to Stroger Hospital and pronounced dead, police said.

A weapon was recovered at the scene, police said.

The Civilian Office of Police Accountability was investigating the shooting, according to a statement released Tuesday evening. They will be reviewing body camera footage, interviewing witnesses and gathering evidence, said COPA.

Per department policy, the officers will be placed on 30-day administrative leave, police said.

Less than a day earlier, a Chicago police officer shot and seriously wounded an underage boy who pointed a gun at him in the South Shore neighborhood.

The officer was sitting in his marked police vehicle about 9:30 p.m. Monday in the 2300 block of East 79th Street when the boy walked up and pointed a handgun at him, according to CPD spokesman Al Stinites, who said the officer then fired.

The boy was taken to a hospital in serious condition, Stinites said. A handgun was recovered at the scene.

On Tuesday, Chicago Police Supt. Eddie Johnson said the boy has a criminal history.

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