A 16-year-old shot by a police officer during a foot chase on the South Side Sunday night has died.
Ricky Childs, of the 7900 block of South Ingleside Avenue, was pronounced
dead at 9:51 p.m. Monday at the John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County.
The foot chase began shortly after 11:15 p.m. Sunday night.
Police had been alerted to a robbery near the 8200 block of Drexel Avenue in the
East Chatham neighborhood, and Childs matched a preliminary description of the
When officers approached Childs, he ran away, and two officers gave
During the pursuit, Childs fired a gun at an officer pursuing him on foot.
After missing, Childs pointed the gun again in the officer's direction, and
the officer fired his weapon, striking Childs in the head.
Authorities said police recovered a gun at the scene.