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South Side teen killed in police-involved shooting

A 17-year old teen is dead following a police-involved shooting on the south side this afternoon.

Chicago police say they watched Christian Green acting suspiciously.  When they approached him to ask what he was doing, he ran off.

Police chased him and say when he finally did stop, a handgun fell from his waistband and he picked it up.

Christian Green

Christian Green

Police say he refused to drop the gun when asked and pointed the weapon at an officer who feared for his life and discharged his weapon hitting the teen.

Witnesses say he was shooting-off fireworks.  His mother says there are too many unanswered questions.

Green attended Dusable High School and would have been a senior in the fall.

The fatal shooting is now under investigation by the Independent Police Review authority


6 Comments to “South Side teen killed in police-involved shooting”

    Enrique said:
    July 4, 2013 at 4:57 PM

    Commendation medals for the officers. The streets are safer for the law-abiding citizens.

    guest said:
    July 5, 2013 at 12:24 AM

    "….he was shooting of fireworks…." Yeah, and a gun fell out from his waistband!!!! Great Job Chicago Police!!! Enough of these punks with the guns…..

    Josh said:
    July 5, 2013 at 9:10 AM

    This guy was a criminal punk, innocent people do not point guns at police officers.
    The Police Officer acted correctly.

    spe said:
    July 5, 2013 at 9:35 AM

    Parents won't ever admit their child is a gang member and police officers think that everyone is gang affiliated. This is a lose lose situation.

    Big D said:
    July 5, 2013 at 1:00 PM

    Another honor student?

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