Off-duty Chicago Cop Fatally Shoots Armed Teen during NW Side Robbery

(Sun Times Wire) A 16-year-old boy was killed and another teenage boy was in custody after attempting to rob an off-duty Chicago police officer at gunpoint Thursday morning in the Arcadia Terrace neighborhood on the Northwest Side.

At 2:23 a.m., the two teens approached a CPD officer who was inside his personal vehicle parked in the 5800 block of North Talman Avenue, according to CPD Deputy Chief Al Nagode. The 16-year-old pointed a handgun and announced a robbery.

The officer agreed and handed over his belongings, Nagode said, but the second boy allegedly reached in the car and patted the officer down for more items.

He located a second wallet that contained the officer’s police star, Nagode said. The 16-year-old allegedly pointed his gun at the officer and told him not to move.

The officer then pulled out his own weapon and shot the boy, police said. He was brought to St. Francis Hospital in Evanston, where he was pronounced dead shortly after. The Cook County medical examiner’s office did not immediately confirm the death.

The second boy ran away with the officer’s belongings but was caught by assisting police units, police said. He was currently under police custody Thursday and was being questioned about the robbery attempt.

The 16-year-old boy’s stepfather reported the teen went missing with his weapon earlier Thursday, Nagode said. The weapon recovered at the scene matched the description his stepfather provided.

The weapon recovered at the scene in the 5800 block of North Talman | Chicago police

The Civilian Office of Police Accountability was investigating the use of force by police and the officer involved will be placed on administrative duties for 30 days, police said.

It was the second officer-involved shooting over the past two days. On Tuesday morning, a CPD officer took a bullet to the vest in an exchange of gunfire that wounded another person in the South Side Gresham neighborhood.

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