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Man dies after police-involved shooting in Harvey

Updated: September 12, 2014 6:27AM



A man was fatally shot by Dolton police on Saturday night in Harvey, officials said.

About 7:52 p.m., police responded to the 200 block of East 143rd Street in Dolton for a call of shots fired and found a blue Chevrolet Tahoe with nine bullet holes, according to Dolton Police Chief John Franklin.

When officers arrived, the vehicle took off “at a high rate of speed” and a police officer followed in a marked vehicle, Franklin said.

The Tahoe went through at least four stop signs and continued until it turned into a parking lot in the 500 block of East Sibley Boulevard in Harvey, Franklin said.

Someone in the Tahoe got out and held up a loaded firearm toward the officer, who exited his vehicle without shifting into park, Franklin said.

The officer fired shots, killing the man.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene at 8:10 p.m., according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office.

The officer’s vehicle continued moving slowly and hit a garage, causing minor damage to its door, Franklin said.

The man has been identified as 22-year-old Malcolm Franklin, according to the medical examiner’s office. His home address was not known Sunday afternoon.

The man shot was found to be in possession of two firearms, Franklin said.

The officer was taken to Ingalls Memorial Hospital in Harvey for observation.

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