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Chicago Police Fatally Shoot Suspect Believed To Be Involved In Double Shooting

CHICAGO (CBS) -- Chicago Police shot and killed a man early Sunday on the West Side. Police said the 34-year-old man had a gun.

The shooting comes just days following the Department of Justice probe revealing long-standing problems within the department.

CBS 2's Charlie De Mar has the latest on the investigation.

The medical examiner's office identified Sunday the man shot and killed by police as 34-year-old Herbert Johnson. He lived less than a mile from where he was shot.

Officers were on a routine patrol around midnight at Madison and Homman when they said they heard gun shots and saw Johnson run away. Officers then chased Johnson through an alley where he allegedly pulled out a gun. One of the officers shot Johnson.

He was taken to an area hospital, where he later was pronounced dead.

As police were investigating the shooting, three people were found shot in the 3400 block of West Madison. A 51-year-old woman was shot in the chest, a 30-year-old man was shot in the buttocks and a 21-year-old woman was grazed on her leg.

The police shooting comes on the heels of the Department of Justice report revealing major issues within the department.

"Based on the history of the Chicago Police Department, we are certainly not inclined to give them the benefit of the doubt," said community activist Eric Russell.

No officers were injured. The officer who shot Johnson will be on administrative desk duty for the next 30 days, as protocol.
IPRA is investigating the incident.

The incident is the third police-involved shooting so far in 2017 in Chicago, and the first since the Department of Justice announced the findings of their investigation into the Chicago Police Department on Friday.

On Jan. 1, 43-year-old Dwane Rowlett was shot by on officer after fleeing a traffic stop on the Far South Side. On Jan. 2, an off-duty officer fatally shot 38-year-old Jose Nieves during an argument on the Northwest Side.

(CBS Chicago & Sun-Times Media Wire © Chicago Sun-Times 2016 contributed to this text. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)


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