Police: Driver shot, killed after accelerating toward Chicago cop
A Chicago police officer shot and killed a man who tried to run him down with his car.
It happened in south suburban Hazel Crest just before 10 p.m. Tuesday.
The detective was conducting surveillance and approached a car on 171st Street after seeing two people get in.
The car sped up, hitting the officer’s vehicle.
Police say the officer opened fire because he feared for his life.
27-year-old Ryan Rogers was pronounced dead after being taken to the hospital.