Police Shoot and Kill Two Men in Separate Incidents on South, West Sides

By DNAinfo Staff on August 25, 2014 9:45am 

 Police officers shot and killed two men who pointed guns at them in separate incidents Sunday night, police said.
Police officers shot and killed two men who pointed guns at them in separate incidents Sunday night, police said.
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CHICAGO — Police officers shot and killed two men who pointed guns at them in separate incidents Sunday night, authorities said.

About 7:10 p.m., police responded to a call of armed men in the 2800 block of West Polk Street in Lawndale. When they arrived, they found a group of men outside and when they tried to talk to some of them, one man ran away, police said.

Police chased him into a gangway, where he pulled a gun and pointed it toward an officer, police said. The officer fired at the man, killing him, police said.

Roshad McIntosh, 19, of the 1000 block of North Central Avenue, was pronounced dead at 7:43 p.m., according to the Cook County Medical Examiner's Office.

A gun was recovered on the scene, police said.

In the other incident, two men exchanged gunfire about 9 p.m. in the 900 block of East 80th Street in Chatham, wounding two men and a woman, police said. When officers arrived, they were confronted by a man who pointed a gun at them and refused to put it down, police said.

An officer opened fire on the man, killing him, police said. The man was later identified as Desean Pittman, of the 7900 block of South Ingleside Avenue, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner's Office. The Cook County Medical Examiner's Office reported his age as 20 at the time of the shooting, but Desean's family said he was 17.

The three people wounded in the initial shooting were all taken to the hospital for their injuries, including a man who had been shot in the head, police said. One of the victims later died from his wounds. Amelio Johnson, 22, of the 10800 block of South Vernon Avenue, was pronounced dead at 1:09 a.m., according to the Cook County Medical Examiner's office.

Two guns were recovered from the scene, police said.

The Independent Police Review Authority is investigating both shootings by police, police said.

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