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Police fatally shoot stabbing suspect on Chicago's West Side; another man in critical condition

1 man dead, another injured in West Side Chicago police shooting
1 man dead, another injured in West Side Chicago police shooting 02:33

CHICAGO (CBS) — Chicago Police shot and killed a man while responding to a stabbing in the South Austin neighborhood Monday night.

The person who was attacked in the stabbing was also critically injured during the shooting. 

Police said officers were patrolling just after 11 p.m. at Cicero and Gladys avenues when they saw a man attempting to stab another man. 

Police said officers ordered the suspect to drop his weapon in an attempt to de-escalate the situation. Police said the man continued the attack, and officers fired shots, hitting him. 

The attacker later died at a local hospital. Police confirmed during the shooting, the man who was being attacked was also shot, and was taken to Stroger Hospital of Cook County in critical condition.

The full chain of events was captured on a surveillance camera at a nearby liquor store. The video first shows two men fighting. As an unmarked Chicago Police cruiser that had been on routine patrol then pulls up and parks out of frame.

The men keep fighting. The video shows them moving to the middle of the street, and one of them falls to the ground. Another person – not an officer – throws something at the men fighting.

Shortly afterward, police open fire – and both men fall to the ground.

Police fatally shoot stabbing suspect; another man in critical condition 01:46

The specifics of the chain of events are being investigated by the Civilian Office of Police Accountability, or COPA - including a comprehensive use of force investigation.

The Chicago Police Investigative Response Team was also on the scene.

The name of the victim who was shot and was being treated at Stroger remained unavailable late Tuesday – at which point CBS 2 was still working to learn more about how he is doing.

Police said two officers were also taken to a hospital for observation.

The officers involved will be placed on administrative duties for 30 days, which is standard procedure after a shooting incident.

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