New Year in Chicago, Second Police Involved Shooting in Two Days

For the second time in 2017, a man was shot by a Chicago police officer. Authorities said the man, shot about 9:15 a.m. Monday, has died.

According to Chicago police, an off-duty officer was “involved in a shooting incident” in the 2500 block of North Lowell Avenue in the Belmont Gardens neighborhood.

Representatives from the department’s communications office said about 10:30 a.m. that the circumstances leading up to the shooting were unknown.

The man who was shot, whose name was not released, was taken to Illinois Masonic Hospital in critical condition. He was later pronounced dead.

The off-duty police officer was uninjured.

The shooting is the second of the year. The first officer-involved shooting happened less than three hours into 2017.

Around 2:20 a.m. Sunday, officers tried to pull over a Hyundai that ignored a stop sign in the 12000 block of South State Street. Once the officers got out of their vehicle, the driver sped south and made his way onto the sidewalk.

Officers tried to arrest the man, who was still sitting in the driver’s seat, but the man wouldn’t comply and resisted arrest. A fight broke out outside the car when officers tried to restrain him, officials said.

During the struggle, an officer discharged his service weapon twice, striking the suspect.

The man in his 40s was taken in critical condition to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn. Police declined to identify the suspect but said he had a warrant for his arrest.

Three officers also were hospitalized.

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