Third Chicago Cop Suspended in Suspect’s Fatal Shooting

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A third Chicago cop involved in the fatal shooting of an 18-year-old man Thursday night has been “relieved of his police powers” by Superintendent Eddie Johnson after an autopsy showed the dead man was shot in the back, the Chicago Sun-Times reports. The other two officers who fired at Paul O’Neal were reassigned to administrative duty on Friday. Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said it “appears that departmental policies may have been violated.”

The shooting occurred at 7:30 p.m. Thursday after the officers tried to pull over a Jaguar convertible reported stolen earlier that day. The Jaguar was blocked from getting away, but the officers told department officials they fired when the driver tried to drive away anyway and ended up crashing into a parked vehicle.

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