Man Shot, Killed by Chicago Swat Team in Belmont Cragin Neighborhood

A man was fatally shot by Chicago Police officers Sunday morning in the Belmont Cragin neighborhood on the Northwest Side.

About 11 a.m., the man’s parents went to the 25th District police station to report a domestic situation, Chicago Police Deputy Chief Al Nagode told reporters at the scene.

The woman told officers that her family member was armed with a weapon and she feared for her family’s safety, according to a preliminary statement from Chicago Police.

Officers arrived at the 2700 block of North Leclaire Avenue and spoke to the man, who was holding his girlfriend and her child against their will in an apartment, Nagode said.

The officers got the woman and her child out of the apartment, but the man was uncooperative, Nagode said.

A SWAT team was called to the scene and when they arrived, the man left the house and fired a shot at the officers before running north on Leclaire, Nagode said. He ended up on the roof of a garage in the 5000 block of West Wolfram, and fired his weapon again at the officers.

Officers fired five shots, striking the man, Nagode said. He was taken to Illinois Masonic Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.

No officers were injured, police said. Continue Reading

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