Chicago police shot and killed a man in the West Englewood neighborhood Wednesday night, police said. The shooting occurred at about 11:07 p.m. in the 1400-block of West 65th Street, police said.
The man’s family identified him as 19-year-old Kajuan Raye from Dolton. They said he was shot in the stomach and later died at Christ Hospital.
Raye’s family said he was standing at a bus stop with a friend and a girl when police approached them. Then the group ran in different directions for unknown reasons and soon after several shots were fired.
“The police rode up, got out the car and told them to come to the car and they both ran. One went one way, the other went the other way and the police officer ended up chasing after my cousin. The friend that was with him ran the opposite direction, he said he heard four shots,” said Ahkeya White, the man’s cousin.
Chicago police have released a statement saying an Englewood District sergeant was responding to a call of a battery in progress. When he got there, he saw a man matching the description of the offender and when he approached, the man ran off, police said.
The sergeant told investigators that the man turned and pointed a gun at him two separate times during the chase and at some point the sergeant fired shots and hit the man.
The sergeant was not hurt and has been placed on administrative duties for 30 days. The Independent Police Review Authority is investigating.