Chicago police kill man armed with hammer


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Posted Online: Nov. 15, 2012, 9:39 am
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CHICAGO (AP) Chicago police officials say officers fatally shot a man who lunged at them with a hammer after they found him stabbing another man.

Authorities say officers responding to a disturbance call late Wednesday ordered the man to drop his weapon. Police say that's when he pulled out a hammer and ran toward the officers.

Authorities say the officers first tried to use a stun gun on the man and opened fire when that didn't work, killing the man. The Cook County medical examiner's office says he suffered several gunshot wounds. Police say he wasn't carrying identification.

The stabbing victim was taken to a hospital in serious condition. One of the officers also was treated and released at a hospital after suffering a graze wound during the incident.














 




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