Humboldt Park shooting: Chicago officer injured, suspect killed

A man is dead and a Chicago police officer is in the hospital after getting into a shootout in Humboldt Park Thursday evening.

The incident happened around 6 p.m. at the intersection of North Avers Avenue and West Ferdinand Street.

Police attempted to pull over a vehicle and the man inside shot at officers, prompting them to return fire, according to CPD.

One officer was shot in the left wrist and taken to Stroger Hospital for treatment. As of Thursday night, the officer is in good condition.

Four other officers were taken to area hospitals for observation and all are in good condition, according to CPD.

The suspect was shot multiple times and died from his injuries after being taken to Mt. Sinai Hospital. The Cook County medical examiner's office identified him as 26-year-old Dexter Reed.

Reed's family is calling on Mayor Brandon Johnson and Police Supt. Larry Snelling to show them any and all video of the fatal shooting. In a statement, they said, "…we still don't know how and why Dexter was shot by these plain clothed police officers. What we do know, leaves us very troubled."

"We are reaching out to you, as the Mayor and Chief of Police for the City of Chicago, to ask for your help, as we try to come to terms with Dexter's tragic death at the hands (of) your police officers."

The Civilian Office of Police Accountability (COPA) also responded to the shooting.

The officers involved in the shooting will be placed on routine administrative duties for 30 days, per department policy.

Anyone with more information is urged to contact COPA's office at 312-746-3609.