Chicago officer removed from streets after fatal shooting

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Monday, February 1, 2016
Man killed in police shooting
Charles Smith, 29, of Chicago

CHICAGO (WLS) -- Chicago police say an officer involved in a shooting that left one dead will be shifted to administrative duties.

A police spokesman says the officer will be taken off the streets for at least 30 days, a new policy after the release of a video showing an officer fatally shooting a teenager 16 times.

The 29-year-old man was fatally shot after a standoff with police early Sunday in the city's Englewood neighborhood, police said. The victim was identified as Charles Smith, of Chicago.

Police received multiple reports of a man with a gun and home invasion around 4:40 a.m. near 73rd and Paulina, police said. Officers said they were approached by an armed individual, after which gunfire was exchanged and the individual was fatally shot. Police said Smith was first to shoot at them. Police said a weapon was recovered at the scene.

According to the city's Independent Police Review Authority, which investigates all police-involved shootings, said Smith was pronounced dead inside the house.

The house was listed as the boyhood home of Chicago Bulls star Derrick Rose.

No other people were reported injured.

Smith was a local rapper who went by the name FiF Money.

Friends said he was not a violent person and believe he was visiting someone in the neighborhood when the shooting occurred.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.