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.
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.Copyright © 2013 Paddock Publications, Inc. All rights reserved.