Armed man dies after being shot by Chicago police

Associated Press
Updated 10/13/2014 5:02 PM

Authorities say a 25-year-old Chicago man was fatally shot after he pointed a gun at police.

The Chicago Sun-Times reports Ronald Johnson was pronounced dead at University of Chicago Medical Center early Monday morning. The medical examiner's office says Johnson died from multiple gunshot wounds and ruled his death a homicide.


According to a Chicago police statement, Wentworth District tactical officers responded to a report of shots fired on the South Side around 12:30 a.m. Monday. Fraternal Order of Police spokesman Pat Camden says officers chased after an armed man, who ran east toward the Washington Park neighborhood when they tried to stop him.

Authorities say an officer opened fire on Johnson, shooting him several times, after he pointed his gun in the direction of the pursuing officers. Police say they recovered a weapon at the scene.

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