Police shoot, kill 18-year-old on South Side

July 19, 2011 5:19:14 AM PDT
Chicago police fatally shot a teen suspected of shooting and wounding two other people on the South Side.

Authorities say officers were trying to arrest Parise Mercer Jr. when, according to police, he took off running and then pointed a gun at officers in the 9200-block of South Justine.

Police opened fire and killed the teen. No officers were hurt.

This is the sixth Chicago police-involved shooting in the past 72 hours.

Mercer was suspected of shooting two people earlier. Their injuries were not life-threatening.

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