Posted: Wednesday, 20 June 2007 7:12AM – Chicago sun times
Alleged Gang Member Killed After Shooting At Police
CHICAGO (STNG) - A 21-year-old reputed gang member who was out on parole on a weapons charge when he was killed by police Tuesday night after he opened fire on an officer on a Rogers Park street has been identified.
Anthony Morgan, of 28 W. 113t St., was pronounced dead at 10:59 p.m. Tuesday, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office. Morgan was shot at 1321 W. Pratt Ave., according to the medical examiner’s office.
About 8 p.m. Tuesday, two uniformed officers from the Belmont Area Mission Team, riding in a marked car, saw Morgan at Lakewood and Pratt Avenues in the Rogers Park neighborhood, police News Affairs Deputy Director Pat Camden said.
"As he sees the police car he turns around and starts walking in the opposite direction," Camden said. The officers call him to the car and "he immediately starts running west on Pratt," Camden said.
The officer in the passenger seat of the car got out and began running after the man, Camden said. "About a quarter of the way down on Pratt, he fires a shot at the police officer," Camden said.
The officer took cover and Morgan took off running again, at which point the officer resumed the chase.
Morgan then fired two more shots at the officer, and the officer returned fire, striking and killing the man, Camden said.
A Chicago Fire Department ambulance responded to the scene at 1321 W. Pratt Ave., according to a fire department dispatcher, but the man was dead on the scene, Fire Media Affairs Director Larry Langford said.
Just prior to the shooting of the man, police had issued a 10-1 call -- for an officer needing assistance -- for shots being fired at police.
No officers were injured, Camden said. Langford also said there were no ambulance transports nor any other reported injuries from the scene.
Morgan was was a "self-admitted Gangster Disciple," Camden said, was on parole for a charge of unlawful use of a weapon.
The police Office of Professional Standards is investigating the incident and a roundtable discussion will be held to determine if the use of deadly force was warranted.