Fugitive dies after standoff with Chicago police in West Garfield Park

Chicago Crime

CHICAGO — A fugitive was killed by Chicago police after a standoff with officers in the West Garfield Park neighborhood.

Police responded to shots fired on the 100 block of South Kilpatrick Avenue around 9:30 a.m. on Friday.

The suspect, who police say was still inside the vehicle, produced a firearm and pointed it at officers. Officers then discharged their firearms, according to police.

The suspect was hit by gunfire and was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in serious to critical condition, the Chicago Fire Department said. Later at a news conference, CPD Supt David Brown said the suspect was in grave condition. He was later pronounced dead.

The man was identified as 34-year-old Klevontaye White.

Three officers involved in the shooting were also hospitalized but were not hit by bullets.

Police would not clarify if the suspect fired his weapon.

The Civilian Office of Police Accountability is investigating.

Chicago police say the suspect cut off his electronic monitoring bracelet before the fatal standoff, prompting Brown to criticize Cook County’s judicial system once again.

“We are doing our part to make Chicago safer,” he said. “We need the court system to do its part. This person was on electronic monitoring after 15 counts of criminal sexual assault with a firearm and he pointed a gun at our officers with ill Intent.” 

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