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Police: Teen Fatally Shot Himself In Head During Chase With Officers

August 17, 2018 - 8:23 pm

CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- A teenage boy was fatally wounded by a gunshot Friday evening during a police chase in Lawndale, officers said.

Chicago police say the chase started after officers saw the boy with a gun about 6:55 p.m. in the 1500 block of South Keeler.

They questioned the boy, who police believed to be 15 to 17 years old. He ran away and, police say, eventually shot himself in the head. Paramedics took him in critical condition to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.

The Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office hasn’t released details about the death.

Members of the community gathered at the scene and disputed the police narrative of the shooting as officers investigated.

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