ARCHER HEIGHTS — Police shot a man to death after he robbed a bank on the Southwest Side on Monday morning, officials said.
At 10:48 a.m., police said, officers and FBI agents responded to an attempted robbery of Byline Bank, 4970 S. Archer Ave.
The man robbed the bank at gunpoint, triggering an alarm, Supt. Eddie Johnson told reporters at the scene. As the man left the bank, Johnson said, officers chased him down a gangway, at which point he turned and pointed his gun toward an officer.
The officer then shot at him, he said.
The man was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, according to Mia Sissac, a spokeswoman for the Independent Police Review Authority.
The man was identified as Michael D. Johnson, of the 5500 block of West 63rd Place, in Cook County Medical Examiner's records. Johnson was pronounced dead at 11:37 a.m. of multiple gunshot wounds.
IPRA has opened an investigation into the officer's use of force, Sissac said.
Per the new citywide policy announced in December, the officer who shot the man will automatically be placed on administrative leave for 30 days.
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