Man shot fatally by Chicago police

August 18, 2008 8:43:10 AM PDT
Chicago Police shot and killed an 18-year-old man on the city's Southwest Side Sunday night outside a CHA complex near 45th and Langley.The man was apparently riding his bicycle with friends when they were confronted by officers.

Officers recovered a weapon from the scene but friends of the 18-year-old say he did not have a gun.

"We was riding our bikes. Out of nowhere the police started coming up and police asked, do we have a gun on us and we said, sir we don't have no gun. My friend, they started chasing one of my friends," said Delano Walker, victim's friend.

Police say the teen did have a gun and threatened officers with it.

The man shot by the officer was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, and nursing supervisor Toni Hamilton said he was pronounced dead a short time after his arrival.

Area detectives and the Independent Police Review Authority are investigating the incident.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.


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