Off-Duty Cop Dressed as Clown Shoots, Kills Teen - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Off-Duty Cop Dressed As Clown Shoots And Kills Teen

CHICAGOTRIBUNE.COM - An off-duty Chicago police officer dressed up as a clown for a South Side fundraiser shot and killed a teen who held him at gunpoint tonight after the event, authorities said.

The officer, who is assigned to the Near North police district, was in his clown outfit for a fundraiser for a day-care business. The event, attended by a group of 50 children, was near West 87th Street and South Damen Avenue.

At 10:10 p.m. after the event ended, the officer went to his car and a teen approached him, asking him for money, authorities said. When the officer said he had no money, the teen pulled a gun on him, authorities said.

During a struggle with the teen, the officer grabbed hold of the gun, opened fire and killed him.

The officer sustained minor injuries, according to a release from police News Affairs.

A weapon was recovered from the scene.

One person was also taken into custody.

The Independent Police Review Authority is investigating.

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