Cops kill gun-wielding teen on CTA Red Line at Garfield/55th St.

Chicago police killed a 19-year-old man early this morning after he pointed a gun at them on the Red Line at the Garfield/55th Street stop.

From the Trib story:

About 1:40 a.m., police responded to a man with a
gun on the CTA train at 220 West Garfield Boulevard, according to a
release from police News Affairs. The Garfield CTA station is located at
that address.
A train operator directed police
to the train car in which the suspect was last seen. When police
approached the suspect on the train, he began to fight with the
officers, the release said.

At one point, the suspect pointed a gun at the officers, prompting both officers to shoot him, the release said.

The
suspect was identified by the Cook County medical examiner’s office as
George Lash, 19, of the 3300 block of South Giles Avenue. Lash was shot
and taken to Stroger Hospital, where he was declared dead at 2:31 a.m.,
according to the medical examiner’s office.

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