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Man who injured 3 Chicago cops in shootout was gang member, felon

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CHICAGO  — Chicago police have released the name of a suspect who died after a shootout that left three officers wounded.

Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi announced on Twitter on Tuesday that the dead suspect was 29-year-old Lamar Harris. Police say he was a known gang member and convicted felon with more than 40 arrests.

Guglielmi says the shootout occurred Monday night after officers observed a man and a woman acting suspiciously and decided to investigate. The pair fled, the officers gave chase and the man opened fire, hitting three of them multiple times. One of the officers returned fire, fatally injuring the suspect.

Other officers with first aid kits were able to apply preliminary care while they waited for Chicago Fire Department emergency crews.

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