CHICAGO (CBS)– An 18-year-old man was fatally shot by an officer during a confrontation in Portage Park overnight.
According to police, 16th District officers were engaged in a foot pursuit in the 3500 block of North Laramie Avenue just after midnight. Police said the pursuit led to a confrontation, in the 5200 block of West Eddy Street, when the offender showed a gun.
Police confirmed an officer shot the offender during the confrontation. According to police, the 18-year-old offender was taken to a hospital in critical condition and later pronounced dead.
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Police tweeted a photo of a gun that was recovered from the scene. Police said the gun belongs to the person who was shot.
The officer involved was not injured.