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The Latest: Police say 4 protesters arrested after shooting

July 15, 2018

CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on the fatal shooting of a man by a Chicago police officer (all times local):

10:40 p.m.

Police say four protesters have been arrested and several police officers slightly injured during scuffles that broke out after a man was fatally shot by a police officer on Chicago’s South Side.

Chicago police patrol chief Fred Waller told a news conference that a crowd became combative after the shooting earlier Saturday, throwing bottles and jumping on top of a squad car. He says some squad cars were damaged.

Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi tweeted that the scene of the shooting has been cleared.

Waller says an investigation of the confrontation is underway.

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8:10 p.m.

Chicago police say a man fatally shot by an officer was “exhibiting characteristics of an armed person” and officers tried to question him.

Chicago Police Department spokesman Anthony Guglielmi tweeted that when officers on foot tried to question the man Saturday evening a confrontation ensued and he was shot. The man was fatally wounded.

Guglielmi says a weapon was recovered at the scene but did not say where or whether it was on the man.

A crowd has gathered at the scene, creating a tense situation with police, who have cordoned off the area.

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7:45 p.m.

Authorities say a man has died after being shot by a Chicago police officer, and a crowd gathered at the scene to protest.

Larry Merritt, a fire department spokesman, says the man was shot Saturday evening in the South Shore neighborhood and was taken to Jackson Park Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Chicago police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi says no officers were injured.

The Chicago Sun-Times says scuffles broke out between protesters and police officers holding batons who had cordoned off the area.

No other details were immediately available.

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