Police-involved shootings reported near Portage Park, Englewood and Rogers Park

CHICAGO (WLS) -- Three police-involved shootings were reported near the city's Portage Park, Englewood and Rogers Park neighborhoods over the Fourth of July, police said.

Police fatally shot a man after a short foot chase in Portage Park after he allegedly pointed a gun at officers after a chase Friday night, police said. Police said officers saw a him carrying something under his arm in the 3800-block of North Cicero. As officers got closer, they said he was allegedly carrying a gun, and a brief chase ensued. Officers then opened fire, fatally shooting the man.

"He's got a 44-magnum with an 8-10 inch barrel that he points at the police, at that point the officer decides his life is in danger, fires a shot, chases him down the alley, the individual is taken into custody, unfortunately he's DOA," said Pat Camden, Fraternal Order of Police spokesperson.

In another incident earlier Friday, police responded to a call of a man with a gun near 74th and South Vincennes in Englewood, police said.

The man allegedly fired at officers after a foot chase, at which point officers shot and seriously injured him, officials said.

Later, in the 1500-block of West Birchwood in Rogers Park, a brief chase ensued after officers approached a man who was allegedly drinking beer on the street, police said.

Investigators said the man allegedly yelled, "I have a gun, you'll have to shoot me," as he reached into his waistband.

Police said he was shot and seriously wounded.

No officers were injured in any of these shootings, and investigations are ongoing into all three incidents.
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