CPD Police Officer Shot a Man in Broad Daylight in Chicago
SOUTH SHORE, CHICAGO — July 3, 2018
Chicago police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi confirmed the incident, adding that the shots were fired near East 79th Street and South Yates Boulevard.
Answering journalists' questions in regards to possible explanations, the spokesman only responded that no officers had been injured.
According to the police, the incident occurred in the parking lot of a Family Dollar. At least a dozen CPD cruisers and multiple detectives came to the scene.
The injured man was transported to the University of Chicago Hospital in critical condition.
According to witnesses, the man who was later shot was coming out of a store across the street , and then crossed over onto the parking lot of the Family Dollar. A Police car then quickly approached, at which point the officer got out of the car, and began to shoot.
The precise nature and circumstances which provoked the officer to draw his weapon are unclear, and have not been specified.
The investigation is ongoing. Chicago's Civilian Police Accountability office is also responding to the situation.