A 15-year-old boy was fatally shot by a Chicago police officer in the South Side's Englewood neighborhood Sunday night.
The shooting happened about 10:50 p.m. in the 6600 block of South Sangamon Street.
Pat Camden, a union spokesman for the Fraternal Order of Police, said officers assigned to a gang crimes unit heard gunfire in the area and spotted three people running as the officers responded.
Police pursued one of the runners, leaving their car and chasing him on foot down Sangamon Avenue. During the foot chase, the runner turned towards the officers and pointed a gun at them, drawing fire from an officer, according to the statement.
The boy was struck and was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn. He was pronounced dead at 11:35 p.m.