2nd deadly police-involved shooting in 1 day

June 22, 2008 8:42:15 PM PDT
Chicago police were involved in their second deadly shooting in less than 24 hours.Police say a domestic dispute led to Sunday evening's shooting near 68th Street and Aberdeen.

Officers were called to a home in that block, and the next thing neighbors knew there was gunshots inside. What happened is under investigation.

The shooting at approximately 7:40 p.m. was the eighth police-involved shooting in recent days and the second to occur Sunday.

Police say when officers arrived at the home, they were confronted by an armed offender who was fatally wounded by police.

Investigators were on the scene Sunday night. The new Independent Police Review Authority (IPRA), designed to investigate police shootings and misconduct, has been put on the case.

Family members did not want to speak with ABC7 Chicago Sunday night, but a neighbor described what she witnessed,

"The man was inside the house. Police went inside, and the next thing I know, I heard five shots," said Ynez Smith.

"The concern is to do a investigation that is fair to all parties involved," said IPRA spokesman Mark Payne.

The IPRA was first formed with the goal to get investigations of this nature done within six months. Now, they say the goal is to have a thorough investigation, even if it lasts longer than six months.

A second man, identified as 40-year-old Shappell Terrell, was killed early Sunday morning on the steps of a relative's home.

Police say Terrell was armed, but the man's family disagrees.

Terrell was a father of six children and was employed as sanitation worker for a private company.

The IPRA is also investigating that shooting.


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