Man fatally shot by police on South Side

ByJade Hernandez via WLS logo
Friday, July 10, 2015
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Chicago police shot and killed a man who authorities said tried to pull a gun on them in the city's Park Manor neighborhood.

CHICAGO (WLS) -- Chicago police shot and killed a man who authorities said tried to pull a gun on them in the city's Park Manor neighborhood.

Officers responded to a call about a man with a gun near East 75th Street and South Langley Avenue around 11:30 p.m. Thursday.

When an officer approached a man matching the description, police said he reached into his waistband and started to pull out a gun. An officer shot him once.

After he hit the ground, the officer said the man tried to point his weapon at them again. An officer shot him a second time.

The man was taken to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Friends of the man's sister said he had five gunshot wounds - not two.

Police recovered a semi-automatic handgun at the scene. No other injuries were reported.

The Independent Police Review Authority is looking into the case.