Police: Man shot, killed by Chicago officer

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Posted: Apr 18, 2015 7:37 AM

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago police have shot and killed a man in the city's South Shore neighborhood after officers said he pointed a gun at them.

The Chicago Police Department Office of News Affairs said in a statement early Saturday that officers heard shots fired at about 10:10 p.m. Friday and saw a van driving away. A male passenger jumped out of the van and began running.

Deputy Chief Dana Alexander told WLS-TV the man, whose identity and age were not released, pointed a gun at the officers and was told to drop it. She said one officer fired two shots.

The news release said a weapon was recovered at the scene and no officers were injured.

The shooting is under investigation. The Independent Police Review Authority could not be reached Saturday morning.