Alfontish Cockerham, 23, dies after being shot by Chicago police

A man shot and wounded by Chicago police has now died, officials said.

An autopsy determined that 23-year-old Alfontish Cockerham died of complications from multiple gunshot wounds, officials said. His death has been ruled a homicide.

Cockerham died Thursday, five days after the shooting near 71st and Merrill in the city's South Shore neighborhood.

Police say officers opened fire when Cockerham allegedly drew a gun and pointed it at them.

One witness says he had dropped the gun and put his hands in the air when he was shot.

The Independent Police Review Authority is investigating the shooting.


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