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Deadly Chicago police-involved shooting under investigation


A top Chicago police official says the department has "quite a few questions" after officers shot and killed a suspect in a stolen vehicle investigation.

Chicago police say officers exited their vehicle around 7:30 p.m. Thursday after stopping a Jaguar convertible that had been reported stolen. Chicago Police First Deputy Superintendent John Escalante says the driver of the Jaguar then put the vehicle in drive, sideswiping a squad car and a parked vehicle. Escalante says at least two officers then fired and one person was shot.

Escalante says investigators will review video from police body cameras and in-car cameras. Escalante has described the investigation as "very active" but that "it's going to take a while" to view the footage.

The Independent Police Review Authority is investigating the shooting.

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