A 33-year-old man wanted on two outstanding warrants was killed after he was shot at by multiple Chicago police officers and a U.S. marshal during a standoff on the West Side Friday morning.
Three Chicago Police Department officers and the marshal opened fire on the man after he refused to exit a vehicle in the 100 block of South Kilpatrick in the West Garfield Park neighborhood, according to police Superintendent David Brown.
“Currently, the specifics of this incident, including the comprehensive use of force investigation, is being conducted by the Civilian Office of Police Accountability with the full cooperation of the Chicago Police Department,” he said during a media briefing Friday afternoon.
The shooting occurred at around 9:40 a.m. after marshals and Cook County Sheriff’s officers working on a fugitive task force located the man. According to Brown, the man was on electronic monitoring, but had cut off his ankle bracelet.
He was wanted on warrants for aggravated criminal sexual assault with a firearm and for escape. Brown later mentioned the man has been charged with 15 counts of aggravated criminal sexual assault with a firearm.
After he was located, the man refused to get out of the car he was sitting in, Brown said. The task force then called for additional backup, and CPD officers arrived on scene.
During the standoff, the man pointed a gun at police, at which point three officers and one marshal opened fire, striking the man, according to Brown. No one else was inside the vehicle at the time.
The man was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital after the shooting and pronounced dead. His name has not yet been released, pending notification of his family.
Brown said it has “yet to be investigated” if the man fired his weapon at police.
Brown this year has repeatedly blamed the Cook County court system for high levels of violent crime in Chicago, claiming too many violent offenders are allowed back on the street under electronic monitoring.
But Brown again took aim at the courts Friday, saying the CPD “needs the court system to do its part.”