The Latest: Activists call for transparency in ICE shooting

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Posted: Mar 28, 2017 4:55 PM
The Latest: Activists call for transparency in ICE shooting

CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on a shooting involving an immigration agent in Chicago (all times local):

1:25 p.m.

Chicago activists and residents are calling for more transparency as U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement investigates an officer-involved shooting that left a man wounded.

Communities United organizer Juan Cruz said Tuesday that residents want to know why the immigration agent used force.

ICE says the special agent was attempting to arrest someone Monday when a second individual pointed a weapon at agents. ICE officials say the special agent fired his weapon, wounding the second person.

However, an attorney says the wounded man was unarmed.

Immigration authorities declined to discuss details Tuesday, saying the investigation continues.

Activists call the shooting "unprecedented," but a January report by the Department of Homeland Security's inspector general shows ICE officers have used force before.

ICE officers used force 95 times in the fiscal year ending in 2015. Six incidents were classified as "lethal," meaning they could've involved methods such as firing a weapon. The report doesn't say how many of those incidents were shootings.

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6:30 a.m.

A lawyer for the family of a man who was shot and wounded by an immigration agent in Chicago says the shooting was unjustified.

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials say the special agent was attempting to arrest someone Monday morning when a second individual pointed a weapon at agents. ICE officials say the special agent fired his weapon, wounding the second person.

Attorney Thomas Hallock told reporters that he visited the wounded man at a hospital and was told the 53-year-old man heard a pounding at his door, answered it and was shot "without cause." Hallock says the man was unarmed.

ICE officials said Monday its Office of Professional Responsibility will review the shooting. The Associated Press sent an email seeking an update Tuesday from ICE.