Chicago Police Shoot Armed Man After After He Shot Man on Sidewalk, 69th and Damen

A pair of Chicago police officers happened to come across a fight that turned dangerous when a gun was pulled. Darius Jones was gunned down by police officers after he shot a man and then refused to drop his weapon.

Chicago police pulled up to the intersection 69th Street and Damen Avenue on November 18, 2016 as a male offender was shooting into a small crowd on the sidewalk in front of a liquor store and lounge on 69th Street. The offender hit one man. Police ordered the shooter to drop his gun. When the offender, Darius Jones, age 26, failed to drop the gun, two police officers shot him, which caused the offender to drop face down.

After the shooting police reported they need paramedics for two shooting victims. The first victim was shot in the abdomen. The offender died at a hospital about an hour after he was shot.

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Injuries: One critically injured, one dead

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