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updated: 1/7/2013 8:52 PM

Police shoot unarmed carjacking suspect

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Associated Press

Chicago police said officers shot to death a man suspected of a carjacking.

Authorities said the man, who remains unidentified, was shot Monday because he was holding a dark object, believed to be a gun, that he raised toward two officers. However, a spokesman for the Fraternal Order of Police said the object turned out not to be a weapon.

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According to Pat Camden, after the man was spotted driving an auto with out-of-state license plates an alert was issued describing the car and an armed carjacking.

The driver was ordered out the car when it was stopped at a traffic signal. Camden said the man reached for object before opening the door and fleeing.

Cook County medical examiner's office said the wounded man later died at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

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