Man Shot, Killed by Chicago Police during Armed Confrontation in North Lawndale

(ABC) Police say a man who was shot in a police-involved shooting in the 1500 block of South Lawndale has died.

The incident happened around 3:30 p.m. Saturday and police say it was armed confrontation between the man and officers.

The 30-year-old man was transported to Mount Sinai Hospital in critical condition and later died after being shot Saturday afternoon, according to police.

A police spokesperson said officers stopped the armed offender on the street. Within a very short period of time, it became apparent to them that he was carrying a weapon.

Police say there was some sort of confrontation. The offender is said to have then run away from police. The officers called for assistance and the responding officers encountered the offender and had another confrontation with him. That’s when the shooting took place.

“Immediately upon contact, he was discovered to be armed and that is when that first armed confrontation did occur, at which point the offender fled,” said CPD Sgt. Michael Malinowski.

None of the officers involved in the two confrontations were injured. However, one of the responding officers was taken to the hospital with chest pains, but it was not directly related to the exchange of gunfire.

The offender was known to police and a weapon was recovered from the scene.

The Civilian Office of Police Accountability (COPA) is also on the scene.

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