Mt. Vernon Register-News

March 14, 2013

Chicago officer shoots man carrying assault weapon


Associated Press

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CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago police officer responding to a domestic dispute call has shot and killed a man who confronted officers with an automatic assault weapon.

A police statement says the man emerged from a room and pointed the weapon at the officers inside an apartment building on the city's West Side.

The officers were let inside the apartment early Thursday morning by a woman who warned them that the man was inside and armed with a gun.

None of the officers was injured.

Police say they recovered two weapons at the scene.

The shooting is being investigated by the Independent Police Review Authority.