Man fatally shot by Chicago police had been shot days earlier

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CHICAGO — A 24-year-old man who was fatally shot this week by a Chicago police officer had suffered a gunshot wound just days earlier.

The Chicago Tribune reports that Maurice Granton Jr. had refused to cooperate with police after he was treated at an area hospital for a graze wound near his right eye.

Granton was killed Wednesday evening during what the department says was an “armed confrontation” with police officers who were attempting to question him after spotting him taking part in what they believed was an illegal drug transaction. An autopsy revealed that he was shot in the back.

Police recovered a gun at the scene they say Granton was carrying. They say there is evidence that the gun had been fired.

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