Man fatally shot by police following a street stop in Old Town

The 400 block of West Blackhawk is marked on this map. | Multiplottr

Update 8 a.m. — CWBChicago has independently confirmed that the man, whose identity is not yet known, died. He is believed to be in his mid-20s.

Update 8:34 a.m. — CPD spokesperson Tom Ahern tweeted this photo of a gun that he said belonged to the deceased man. He did not say if the man displayed or fired the gun. Ahern also confirmed that the man died.

Chicago police said a man shot and killed by police in Old Town on October 2, 2022, had this firearm. | CPD

Update 9:46 a.m. — Chicago Police Supt. David Brown said a citizen contacted officers on the street and said someone had pointed a gun at them. The officers located a suspect, but the suspect ran away. Officer searched the area, found the man again, and that is when the shooting occurred, Brown said.

According to Brown, police found shell casings at the scene that did not match the officer’s ammunition, but he did not say if the casings came from the deceased man’s weapon or if the deceased man fired any shots.

In a written statement, CPD said officers “were conducting an investigation of a man with a gun in the 400 block of W. Blackhawk Street. While touring the location, Officers encountered the armed offender at which time shots were fired and the offender was struck. The offender was pronounced on scene and a weapon was recovered. One Officer was transported to an area hospital for observation.”


A Chicago police officer shot a man who ran away during a street stop in Old Town on Sunday morning, according to CPD radio transmissions. ABC7, citing the Chicago Fire Department, said the man died.

CPD spokesperson Tom Ahern said no police officers were injured during the incident. Chicago police have not released any other information about the incident, but officials are preparing to make a statement to the media.

According to police radio transmissions archived by CrimeIsDown.com, an officer radioed that he was conducting a street stop near Evergreen and Hudson around 5:02 a.m. Then, just over two minutes later, the officer radioed that they were chasing a person with a gun at Hudson and Blackhawk.

Moments later, the police radio dispatcher declared a police emergency with “shots fired by the police… offender down.”

“Roll EMS, squad. Roll EMS,” the officer radioed, giving an address in an alley behind the 400 block of West Blackhawk.

Here is audio of the radio traffic as archived by CrimeIsDown.com:

An officer confirmed that the shooting was related to the street stop during a later transmission. A sergeant also said that the officers involved in the shooting deployed a Taser at some point.

EMS took the injured man to Northwestern Memorial Hospital. An officer was also taken to Northwestern for shortness of breath, according to the fire department.

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