3 separate police-involved shootings in Chicago this week

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CHICAGO -- Chicago police are investigating the third officer-involved shooting this week. All three had very different circumstances.

The latest shooting occurred early Friday morning in the Homan Square neighborhood. Police say they fatally shot a man after he shot two others, one fatally. The man's sister identified him as Cleotha Mitchell and says police shot the wrong man.  Police say they recovered a weapon at the scene.

On Wednesday, 19-year-old Kajuan Raye was killed by an officer. A police sergeant says Raye matched the description of a suspect in a battery, and when he spotted Raye, Raye took off running. The sergeant says Raaye pointed a gun at him during the chase, and the cop fired, hitting Raye in the abdomen.

A gun was not recovered at the scene.

"We have to stop this kind of mess as soon as it happens. That's where problem is coming in at, " said activist Tio Haridman at a vigil held for Raye Friday night.

"This is one of the hardest things," said Raye's cousin Ahkeya White through tears at the vigil. "This is not the order. You're not supposed to bury your kids."

On Sunday, Nov. 18, police shot a 25-year-old man in West Englewood. When police arrived at the scene, they saw one man shoot another man. They say they repeatedly ordered the 25-year-old man to drop his weapon, and when he didn’t, they opened fire. Police recovered a weapon at the scene, and other man who was shot was taken to the hospital in stable condition.

All of these fatal police shootings are under investigation by the Independent Police Review Authority.

A spokeswoman for the agency says any video will be released within 60 days.


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