Chicago police officer fatally shoots armed robbery suspect

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Posted: May 09, 2016 4:39 PM

CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago police officer has shot and killed an armed suspect, the second fatal police shooting in the city in four days.

Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson says officers responding to a bank robbery Monday morning on the city's Southwest Side were chasing the male suspect when he turned toward them with a weapon and one officer shot the suspect. The suspect, whose name hasn't been released, was pronounced dead at a hospital.

Johnson says a weapon was recovered. Nobody else was injured.

Johnson says the suspect was believed to have robbed another bank over the weekend.

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The shooting will be investigated by the Independent Police Review Authority.

On Friday morning, a suspect fleeing a fugitive apprehension unit was shot after he pointed a weapon at officers.