Police fatally shoot gunman at Chicago 'L' station

December 12, 2011 - 2:45 AM

CHICAGO (AP) — A spokesman for the Fraternal Order of Police says Chicago officers have fatally shot a man at an elevated train stop after he pointed two pistols at them.

FOP spokesman Pat Camden says the incident happened around 8 p.m. CST Sunday at the Western/Cermak Pink Line station on the "L," the city's public transit train system.

Camden says the 55-year-old man held a gun to his head as officers arrived. Then he allegedly pulled another gun and pointed it at them.

Camden tells the Chicago Tribune (http://trib.in/tZRQYm) investigators were trying to determine whether the man tried to provoke officers into shooting him. It's a phenomenon commonly referred to as "suicide by cop."

The Independent Police Review Authority was investigating the case as it does with all police-involved shootings.

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Information from: Chicago Tribune, http://www.chicagotribune.com