Police shoot unarmed suspected carjacker

Police shoot unarmed suspected carjacker

Police shoot unarmed suspected carjacker

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Posted on January 8, 2013 at 8:42 AM

Updated Tuesday, Jan 8 at 8:42 AM

CHICAGO (AP) -- Chicago police say officers shot to death a man suspected of a carjacking.

Authorities say the man, who remains unidentified, was shot Monday because he was holding a dark object, believed to be a gun, that he raised toward two officers. However, a spokesman for the Fraternal Order of Police says the object turned out not to be a weapon.

According to Pat Camden, after the man was spotted driving an auto with out-of-state license plates an alert was issued describing the car and an armed carjacking.

The driver was ordered out the car when it was stopped at a traffic signal. Camden said the man reached for object before opening the door and fleeing.

Cook County medical examiner’s office said the wounded man later died at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

 

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