A carjacking suspect was shot and killed by Chicago police this afternoon, apparently as he tried to flee on foot.
A spokesman for the Fraternal Order of Police tells WGN News the suspect was pulled over after the officers got a report of an armed carjacking involving the vehicle the man was driving.
Pat Camden says when challenged by police, the suspect left the car in gear and ran. He says the officers saw the man reach down and grab something before exiting the vehicle. When he started to turn toward them with the object in his hand, one of the officers opened fire.
“It was an armed carjacking. That was the all-call that went out. So he’s running, he’s got the object in his hand. They’re concerned about an armed carjacking and they took the action that they took.”
Camden says no weapon was recovered. Police have not said what the man might have been holding.
He was pronounced dead at Northwestern Hospital.
The carjacking victim received unspecified injuries.