Offender dead after police-involved shooting in Portage Park

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CHICAGO — An offender is dead after an officer-involved shooting overnight in the city’s Portage Park neighborhood.

The shooting happening around midnight near Eddy Street and Laramie Avenue Wednesday. Police said the offender was running away from officers. The suspect then showed a gun which led to police shooting the suspect.

The man was taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The officer involved is OK.

Deputy director of news affairs, Tom Ahern, tweeted a photo of a gun that was recovered at the scene.

Police have parts of the area blocked off as the investigation continues

A second police-involved shooting happened early Wednesday morning in Albany Park where a man was shot by an off-duty police officer during a home invasion.

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