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Police Kill Man In Car After Driver Sideswiped Squad Car In Chase: Police

By Kelly Bauer | July 29, 2016 7:53am | Updated on July 29, 2016 10:29am

CHICAGO — Police officers fatally shot a man in a stolen car during a chase that ended in the city's South Shore neighborhood Thursday night, police said.

At 7:30 p.m. Thursday, officers saw a Jaguar convertible that had been reported stolen from suburban Bolingbrook, police said. Officers tried to stop the car near 74th Street and Merrill Avenue, but the driver sideswiped a Chicago Police car and another car parked nearby, police said.

Two officers fired shots, hitting the man, police said. Officers followed the man and he was eventually taken to a hospital and pronounced dead, police said.

The man was 18 years old, said Anthony Guglielmi, a Chicago Police spokesman. Another man in the car, who was arrested, was 17. He was not injured during the incident.

Several officers were hurt during the incident, police said, but their injuries were non-life-threatening.

The man killed in the incident, who DNAinfo Chicago is not naming because his family has not been notified yet, was a friend of Lamon Reccord, the activist wrote on Facebook.

"During the situation, he should've been detained/arrested, not experiencing death!" Reccord wrote. "Don't sit here and say, 'The police got a thug off the streets' because he is just like anyone else! He has a mind, heart and soul!"

Reccord organized a candlelight vigil for the man to be held 7:30 p.m. Friday in the 7300 block of South Merrill Street.

First Deputy Supt. John Escalante has ordered an internal investigation of the incident, and the Independent Police Review Authority will also investigate the police-involved shooting. The officers involved in the incident will be placed on leave for 30 days.

Officers who were involved were wearing body cameras, police said.

Just 40 minutes before the shooting in South Shore, police shot a man who they said had a gun and was running away after a robbery in Englewood.

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