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Police kill suspect in Austin neighborhood

Chicago police shot and killed a suspect early Wednesday.

November 24, 2010 10:23:50 AM PST
Chicago police shot and killed a 23-year-old suspect early Wednesday during a traffic stop after police say they saw several people throwing items out a van window.

Officers said the suspect tried to grab an officer's gun, then another officer opened fire, hitting the suspect around 1:20 a.m. in the Austin community on the city's West Side.

Other suspects who were in the van fled from the scene on foot in the 5200-block of West Kamerling.

The man shot by police died at Mount Sinai Hospital of a single gunshot wound.

Two officers were transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries and were expected to be treated and released.


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