Man shot, drives to police station on West Side before he died

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CHICAGO --A 22-year-old man died Friday morning after being shot and driving himself to a West Side police station looking for help.

Police say Courtney Copeland flagged down officers in front of the 25th District at Central and Grand at about 1:15 a.m.

He got out of his BMW and after telling the officers he’d been looking for a hospital or police station for help, he collapsed.

Copeland died soon after arrival at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center from a gunshot to the back that pierced his heart.

His car, still idling outside the police station, had a shattered driver’s side window.

Police don’t know where the shooting took place or what the motive may be.

At the hospital, Copeland’s family told reporters he was a graduate of Jones College Prep and worked as a travel agent.

They stressed he had no history of problems with the law.

The BMW he was driving was given to him by his employer as a reward for excellent work.

Copeland is survived by his parents, three younger sisters and a large extended family.