Police shoot and kill carjacking suspect

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.

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10 comments

    • Blueblood98

      Yeah they may sue, but as said before, "HE WAS A CAR JACKING SUSPECT" which in most to all states is a "Violent felony". And loss of wages? Yeah I guess he won't be able to get his "wages" anymore from robbing someone elses wages who may have worked 2 jobs for it. "Poor thug" SMH. Hinesight is 20/20 so its easy to say "shame on you Officer". However, Officers aren't given the chance to review the news about 'thier' shooting before they shoot. Its a split second decision that may cost the Officer his or her life if they don't react. Put yourself in their shoes.

  • Tired of Morons

    Who cares what the object was. Come at a cop with something in your hand, you die. Waste time trying to figure out what 's in POS's hand, cop dies. Easy choice, POS dies. No money for family because POS is a moron.

  • Dave

    You do a crime like this then reap your rewards and take a chance to be killed. In a conceal carry state I bet he would have thought twice about taking someone out of their car to steal it. Act an ass and be shot like an ass! Go the police got him but why can I not protect myself and shoot him?

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