Teen fatally shoots himself after ‘brief foot pursuit’ with Chicago police: officials

CHICAGO — Police said a teenager fatally shot himself after a "brief foot pursuit" with officers in North Lawndale on Friday night.

The incident happened shortly before 7 p.m. in the 1500 block of South Keeler Avenue, according to authorities.

In a statement, Chicago police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said police "discovered a young man with a possiblr [sic] weapon. Officers attempted to question him when he led them on a brief foot pursuit. Shortly afterwards, he tragically used the weapon on himself."

The boy was identified Saturday by the Cook County Medical Examiner's Office as 16-year-old Steven Rosenthal of the 1500 block of South Keeler Avenue. An autopsy is pending.

He was taken in critical condition to Mt. Sinai Hospital, where he later died.