Chicago police shot and killed a man in the Old Town Triangle neighborhood before midnight Saturday night.
The off-duty officer lives in the area and saw a man on the porch of a vacant
apartment about 11:30 p.m., Fraternal Order of Police Spokesman Patrick Camden
The officer called 911 twice during the incident, Camden said.
He called out to the man to see what he was doing and the man replied "you
don't want no part of me," Camden said.
The man had a bag or sack over his shoulder and his hand on his waistband,
Camden said, but repeatedly ignored the officer's commands to come down after he
identified himself as an officer.
"So he comes downstairs and the officer says, 'Let me see your hands.' The
guy keeps telling him, 'You don't want no part of me,'" Camden said. "And a
neighbor is standing there and tells him, 'He's a police officer, he's a police
officer, show him your hands.'"
The man turned down a gangway and started to walk away but the officer told
him there was no way out of that gangway, Camden said.
The man, in a dark gangway, grabbed his waistband and threatened to kill the
officer while continuing to ignore the officer's demands to show his hands,
The officer opened fire after the man grabbed his waistband, striking the
man, Camden said. He died at the scene, and the officer was not injured.
It's not clear whether a gun was recovered at the scene.