Tuesday, July 10, 2012
FOP Lodge 7 Chicago: News
The shooting took place a little after 5 a.m. in the 500 block of West Winneconna Parkway, when a man pointed a gun at a Gresham District officer who then shot him, according to a news release from police.
The Independent Police Review Authority was investigating a police-involved shooting at that location, but did not have details, a spokesman said.
The man was identified as Marquise Sampson, 19, of the 7200 block of South Stewart Avenue, according to the Cook County medical examiner's office.
The officer and his partner were on patrol, in uniform and in a marked squad car, when they saw a man running west on 79th Street near Vincennes Avenue, with a gun in his waistband, according to the release from Chicago Police Department News Affairs.
The officers initially may have seen the man running while carrying a black object that turned out to be a knit cap that concealed a handgun, said said Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 7 spokesman Patrick Camden.
Officers told the man to stop, but he kept running, police said. One officer got out of the squad car and pursued the man on foot, while the other followed in the car, according to police and Camden.
On Winneconna, the officer following in the car pulled into a driveway near where the man was running, and the man pulled a gun out, Camden said.
The man pointed the gun at the officer and the officer shot him, police and Camden said. A gun was found at the scene.
Sampson had no criminal convictions in Cook County and his only arrests as an adult have been on three misdemeanor charges, all of which were dropped, according to court records, which give his first name as both Marquise and Marquiese.