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Sunday, July 06, 2014

Boy, 16, among five people shot by Chicago police over 36 hours

Chicago police shot and killed a 16-year-old boy as he hid under a car in the Gresham neighborhood, one of five people shot by officers in the city over 36 hours, according to authorities.
Police were called to 87th and Morgan streets around 6:30 p.m. Saturday when someone called 911 and said someone had been firing shots in the area, Fraternal Order of Police spokesman Pat Camden said at the scene.
Officers started chasing someone who matched the caller's description but lost him for a few minutes when he ducked into a gangway between Morgan and Sangamon Avenue, Camden said.
The suspect tried to blend in at a party in the 8700 block of South Morgan Street but left and jumped a fence when the people at the party started complaining, police said.
The boy then hid under a car as officers caught up with him, police said. He began getting out from under the car and the officers say they told him to drop the gun, Camden said. He did not and the officers shot him, Camden said.
Police say they recovered a small .380-caliber semiautomatic handgun at the scene, Camden said.
Friends and family at the scene identified the boy as Warren Robinson, and said he was three days away from his 17th birthday. They said they had heard conflicting versions of what happened from neighbors and questioned the police account.
Source and full story: Chicago Tribune,
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