CHICAGO — Police shot and killed a 14-year-old boy after he pointed a "'Dirty Harry'-type" gun at them in Portage Park Friday, authorities said.
The incident occurred in the 3800 block of North Cicero Avenue near Berenice Avenue at 9:55 p.m., according to a police department statement.
Pedro Rios, 14, of the 7400 block of North Ashland Avenue in Rogers Park, died from multiple gunshot wounds, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner's Office.
The boy was crossing Cicero eastbound when police in a squad car saw an object protruding from his wasteband.
"As he crosses in front of a squad car, he was holding right arm at a strange position," said Pat Camden, a spokesman for the police union. "That causes curiosity with police."
After the police car did a U-turn and an officer got out to question him, the teen used his left had to grab the object, which turned out to be a "'Dirty Harry'-type" gun, Camden said.
The officer shot him and chased him down into an alley that was blocked off by the squad car.
"It kind of shows you that there are people in the world who don't think right, if you point a gun at a policeman you will get shot," Camden said. "You put your hands in the air, I guarantee you, you will be fine."
Rios was pronounced dead at 10:07 p.m. on the scene, according to the medical examiner's office.
Late Friday morning, a man was shot by police in Rogers Park in an incident that Camden called "suicide by cop."
Earlier Friday, police shot a man in Greater Grand Crossing who pulled a gun and fired toward an officer.
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