Police said a man who stabbed a person and then allegedly stabbed a Chicago police officer in the jacket was shot dead by officers trying to arrest him in the Southwest Side.
The identity of the dead man has not been announced yet.
Chicago Lawn area officers were called to the 4900 block from South Lavergne Street in the Vittum Park neighborhood at around 1:40 a.m. to call someone who had been stabbed.
The victim, a man, gave the police a description of the suspect, and while the officers were still talking to him, a man approached a supervisor and claimed that he stabbed the officer in the jacket with a knife, according to a Chicago police spokesperson, Sgt. The 60-year-old, who spoke to reporters at the scene early Saturday, and COPA spokesperson Ephraim Eddy.
Police spokesman Tom Ahearn confirmed that it was the same man who stabbed the victim.
During the fight, the sergeant sent a lightning bolt that shocked the man, but he removed the thorns and rushed towards the sergeant with a knife. This happened when “additional units” shot the man who was killed at the scene, Stenitis said.
It was not clear how many bullets were fired and how many times the man was wounded.
COPA, which is investigating the accident to determine whether the use of lethal force was consistent with Chicago Police Department policy, released a statement saying two officers fired shots that hit the man.
According to the COPA, the initial stabbing incident occurred at 49th Street and LaCrosse Street while the suspect was found nearby at 49 and Lavergne, where he was shot after being shot after the officers “continued the attack”, all of whom were wearing cameras. Body, with a knife while trying to take him into custody.
COPA will release all body-worn cameras and third-party video, 911 calls, reports and other physical evidence “as soon as possible without compromising the administrative investigation and no later than 60 days after the incident.”
The first victim of the stabbing was hospitalized, but no further information was provided about him.
Police found a knife, and three officers involved in the shooting, who have been hospitalized for observation, will be placed on routine administrative duties for 30 days.