CHICAGO — A knife-wielding 17-year-old boy was shot to death by police Monday night in Archer Heights, police said.
Around 9:45 p.m., police received a report of someone breaking into cars in the 4100 block of South Karlov Avenue. When they arrived they confronted the boy, who used a knife to puncture a tire on a police car and then damaged the car's window, police said.
The boy then ran from police and was confronted in the 4100 block of South Pulaski Avenue but refused to drop the knife, police said. When he continued to approach officers, one of them shot him, police said.
The boy, who has been identified as Laquan McDonald, 17, of the 500 block of North Springfield Avenue, was pronounced dead at 10:42 p.m., according to the Cook County Medical Examiner's office.
The shooting is under investigation by the Independent Police Review Authority.
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