Teen attempted carjacking suspect fatally shot by off-duty CFD lieutenant identified

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Tuesday, August 22, 2017

CHICAGO (WLS) -- A 17-year-old boy who police said tried to steal the vehicle of an off-duty Chicago Fire Department lieutenant was shot and killed Monday morning on the city's West Side.

He was identified to the Cook County Medical Examiner's Office as Charles K. Macklin, authorities said.

A 45-year-old man, who fire officials confirmed is an off-duty CFD lieutenant, left his vehicle running in the 1400-block of north Lockwood Avenue in Chicago's North Austin neighborhood, police said.

Around 9:30 a.m., police said Macklin got into the vehicle. The lieutenant fired shots at the teen in an attempt to stop the suspect from running him over, police said.

Macklin sustained a gunshot wound to the chest and was transported to West Suburban Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead at 9:33 a.m. An autopsy is scheduled for Tuesday.

The lieutenant has a valid concealed-carry license and firearm owners' identification card, police said.

Area North detectives are investigating the shooting.

The Sun-Times Media Wire contributed to this report.