CHICAGO — A man allegedly armed with a knife was shot and killed by a Chicago police officer on the city’s South Side Sunday morning.
The Medical Examiner’s Office identified the man as 28-year-old Turell Brown, of the 6500 block of South Harvard Avenue. The shooting occurred shortly after 11 a.m. in the same block.
According to police, officers were responding to a domestic disturbance and encountered Brown.
Police said Brown was seen with a knife and an officer discharged his service weapon striking the individual. First responders transported the shooting victim to a nearby hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.
Police did not say if any officers were injured. No further details were made available by the police.
Authorities focused their attention on a four-story apartment at the end of the block.
Englewood resident Barbara Muse said she learned officers were in the area but had no idea what had transpired before their arrival.
“I see them zoom down here, but I had no idea what was going on,” she said.
Muse adds that it’s not the first time police have responded to the area for a domestic disturbance.
“I think two years ago someone was holding somebody hostage, so it’s not the first time, but the neighborhood is a great neighborhood,” she said.
Englewood resident Carrie Pounds agreed, saying that the neighborhood is tight-knit, which is why the fatal shooting was alarming.
“It’s been pretty quiet. You know? That’s why everybody is like, ‘what is going on?’ If this were something crazy, every day, with the news over here all the time, we wouldn’t be so concerned. But this is something to be concerned about.”
The Civilian Office of Police Accountability (COPA) will probe the shooting. The officer(s) involved will be placed on routine administrative duties for a period of 30 days.