Chicago police fatally shoot man after ‘armed confrontation’ in Bronzeville

CHICAGO — Police fatally shot a man in the city’s Bronzeville neighborhood Wednesday evening.

Police said they were conducting a narcotics investigation around 8:10 p.m. on the 300 block of East 47th Street, when they approached a suspect who then fled on foot. Police chased the suspect, and the man was shot after an “armed confrontation,” according to officials.

The man was taken to University of Chicago Medical Center in critical condition. He was later pronounced dead. The man’s age is unknown.

According to a police spokesperson, an officer may have suffered a broken ankle during the incident.

Police said the man was armed and that a gun was recovered at the scene.

No further information was provided.

Watch an initial report from the scene below. The man shot by police was initially listed as critically injured. He later died. Click here for an update.