Less than an hour later, an off-duty Chicago police officer shot someone breaking into their home in Portage Park.
A Chicago police officer fatally shot an armed man in Portage Park, according to police, in the second police shooting early Wednesday on the Northwest Side.
Officers began chasing the man on foot at 12:20 a.m. in the 3500 block of North Laramie Avenue, Chicago police said in a statement.
The man allegedly pulled out a gun in the 5200 block of West Eddy Street, “which led to a confrontation with police,” and an officer fired shots striking him, police said.
The man was taken to Illinois Masonic Medical Center where he was pronounced dead, police said. His name hasn’t been released.
Police spokesman Tom Ahern shared a photo of a weapon allegedly recovered from the man.
The specifics of the shooting were being investigated by the Civilian Office of Police Accountability with the cooperation of the Chicago Police Department, police said. The officers involved will be placed on routine administrative duties for 30 days.
Less than an hour later, an off-duty Chicago police officer shot someone breaking into their home in Portage Park on the Northwest Side. The officer shot the man in his face about 12:55 a.m. as the man broke into the officer’s home in the 3100 block of Belle Plaine Avenue, police said. The man was rushed in serious condition to Illinois Masonic Medical Center.
Wednesday’s police shootings mark the sixth and seventh police shootings in Chicago this month.
Early Monday, Chicago police fatally shot an armed person and arrested another after responding to gunfire in Little Village. Last Thursday, an alleged shoplifter was killed in a shootout with police after he shot a security guard and an officer in Back of the Yards on the South Side.
On March 20, an officer was shot in her hand Saturday during a SWAT standoff in the Austin neighborhood by a man who allegedly wanted to “lure” cops to the area, according to prosecutors. On March 15, an off-duty officer was ambushed by two gunman while stopped in traffic in the Calumet Heights neighborhood
On March 14, an on-duty CPD sergeant was shot while standing in the parking lot of the Gresham District police station, at 7808 S. Halsted St.