Chicago police fatally shoot man after officers called to Irving Park bar for suspect with a gun
CHICAGO - A man was fatally shot by police in the alley near a tavern in Chicago's Irving Park neighborhood early Wednesday morning.
Police responded to the 3700 block of North Troy Street just after 3 a.m. around the block from Christina's Place bar for reports of a man with a gun.
Chicago police say two responding officers shot at a man near Kedzie Avenue and Grace Street, but did not go into detail about what led up to the shooting.
The Civilian Office of Police Accountability released a statement just before 4:30 a.m. saying investigators were on scene.
The bar's security guard said a young man came inside, had a drink, then went outside. He returned with a gun and stated his gang affiliation.
The guard says he de-escalated the situation and went inside to call police. He described the gunman as young and agitated. The bar had customers inside and outside where the gunman pulled his weapon, the witness said.
After police arrived, witnesses say they heard five or six gunshots.
CPD held a news conference 10 a.m. Superintendent David Brown says the incident is still under investigation by COPA.
The identity of the deceased has not been determined at this time.
After an initial investigation, Brown said that body camera footage shows the man firing shots, and it appears both officers involved then fired at the suspect.
A handgun was recovered on scene. The officers were transported to an area hospital for observation.
The officers involved, a 12-year veteran and a probationary officer, will be placed on routine administrative duties for a period of 30 days.