CHICAGO — A man wanted for questioning in connection with a fatal shooting in Lakeview was himself shot by police in Ohio following a high-speed chase on Sunday, according to media reports and a law enforcement source.
The shooting occurred inside an apartment at the Lakeview YMCA, 3333 North Marshfield, around 4:45 a.m. Saturday. Chicago police responded to calls of a person shot and found the 27-year-old victim inside a fourth-floor apartment.
The injured man, who suffered a gunshot wound to his head, died Sunday afternoon at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office. An autopsy was expected on Monday, but no results were included in the office’s daily case summary.
CWBChicago reported on Saturday that residents and sources familiar with the matter didn’t believe the suicide theory. Two residents said the injured man and the man who lives in the room where he was found had an ongoing dispute about money.
Investigators found a handgun at the scene and initially classified the case as a possible suicide attempt, according to an initial CPD report. But the injured man lived in a different apartment on the fourth floor, not the one where he was found, residents told CWBChicago.
And the man who lives in the apartment where he was found went missing after the shooting.
On Sunday afternoon, Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers spotted a vehicle linked to the missing man outside Findlay, Ohio, and tried to pull it over.
The driver sped away and failed to stop for the police even after stop sticks were deployed, according to local media reports. Troopers eventually forced the vehicle to crash, and it caught fire, one report said.
The driver emerged from the vehicle with a handgun and began walking on the interstate, police said. Police subsequently shot him, but details about any altercation that led to the shooting were not released. Authorities said the man was seriously injured, but no officers were injured during the incident.
CWBChicago is not identifying the man by name because he has not been charged with any wrongdoing in the Chicago case. The medical examiner’s office has not released the shooting victim’s name.