Man killed in gunfire exchange with Chicago police

CHICAGO — Chicago police said a man was killed in a gunfire exchange with officers on the West Side Saturday.

Police said officers stopped a man who was on foot around 3:30 p.m. in the 1400 block of South Lawndale Avenue. Police said the man engaged in an “armed confrontation” with officers, then fled.

Assisting officers found him a short time later and gunfire was exchanged again.

The man was struck and wounded. He taken to an area hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Police said all officers involved are now on 30-day administrative duty, which standard procedure.

The Civilian Office of Police Accountability is investigating.

A gun was recovered from the scene.

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