Chicago, IL, United States (4E) – Chicago recorded 50 shootings over the holiday weekend and a 16-year-old boy was among those killed when he was allegedly shot by police officers on Saturday.
Warren Robinson’s death stood out among the reported shootings as his mother, Georgiana Utendahl, complained that he was unarmed and surrendering when police allegedly shot him in an alley in the Greshman neighborhood on the South Side of Chicago.
Police said Robinson was a suspect in shootings reported at 87th and Morgan streets around 6:30 p.m. on Saturday and was chased by police officers until he was cornered in the 8700 block of South Morgan Street. He fired at the officers trying to apprehend him and the police reportedly fired back killing him, according to raternal Order of Police spokesman Pat Camden.
A witness who lives in the neighborhood, however, told reporters that she saw the boy’s arms raised trying to surrender when police shot him. The incident is now under investigation.
On Friday, police also shot and killed a man in Englewood for reportedly pointing a gun at them. The man, who was not identified, fled when police approached him to check the object in his waistband. While being chased, the man turned to his pursuers and allegedly pointed a large revolver to them forcing the police to fire in self-defense.