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Chicago: Heavily armed man shot, killed by police officer

The police officer, whose name wasn’t released, will be limited to routine administrative duties for 30 days.

world Updated: Jul 02, 2017 15:36 IST
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US,Chicago police,US gun violence
A man armed with a rifle and a handgun was shot dead by the Chicago police.(Reuters File Photo)

Police in Chicago say an officer responding to an emergency call shot and killed a man armed with an AK-47 assault rifle and a handgun.

Police spokesperson Anthony Guglielmi tells The Associated Press that officers were responding to a report of a person with a gun late Saturday when they encountered the man in the backyard of a home on the city’s west side. One of the officers shot the man, who died later at a hospital. His identity wasn’t immediately known.

Guglielmi says the officer, whose name wasn’t released, will be limited to routine administrative duties for 30 days. He says the shooting will be investigated by the Independent Police Review Authority, which provides police oversight.

Guglielmi says police found bullet holes in a vehicle on the street.

First Published: Jul 02, 2017 15:36 IST