Man Shot Killed by Chicago SWAT near University of Chicago

(ABC) A man was fatally shot by Chicago police officers after a barricade situation that prompted a SWAT response Wednesday near the University of Chicago in Woodlawn on the South Side.

A man called police about 10:15 a.m. to report that his son, who had bipolar disorder, was armed and distraught at a home in the 1300 block of East 61st Street, a Chicago Police Department spokesman said at a news conference. He asked for police assistance.

Officers arrived and began to negotiate with the 22-year-old, who was barricaded inside, police said. A SWAT team was called to the scene.
Authorities negotiated with the man for about 45 minutes, during which at least five gunshots were fired inside the home, police said. Some of those shots were fired outside from within the home.

The SWAT team entered the home after the man refused to come out, police said. Two officers shot him during a confrontation inside the residence.

He was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead, police said. The Cook County medical examiner’s office identified him as Myles Frazier, who lived in the same block.

The Civilian Officer of Police Accountability is investigating the use of force and the officers involved have been placed on desk duty.

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