Police: Teen shot after he fired gun from his bike

Published: Monday, May 6, 2013 6:30 a.m. CDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Cook County Medical Examiner's office has released the name of a teenager who Chicago police say was shot and killed by officers as he rode down the street shooting a gun at pedestrians and then the officers themselves.

On Monday morning, the medical examiner's office identified the teen as 16-year-old Tywon Jones of Chicago.

In a news release, police say shortly after 4 on Sunday afternoon, officers heard the sound of gunshots in the North Lawndale neighborhood on the city's West Side and spotted a young man firing a gun as her rode a bicycle. The release says when the gunman fired at them, officers shot him. He was taken to an area hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

The release says a handgun was recovered at the scene.

 

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