Shooting involving Chicago police leaves one dead, another critically injured in South Austin neighborhood

Chicago, Illinois – A shooting involving Chicago police in the South Austin neighborhood resulted in one person dead and another seriously injured on Monday night.

According to police reports, officers came across an altercation in the 300-block of South Cicero Avenue while on a regular patrol around 11 p.m. The surveillance footage captured a man attempting to flag down a passing police officer at the intersection of Cicero and Gladys.

After the squad car stopped a few feet away, two men were seen engaging in a confrontation in the intersection, ultimately leading to a violent attack. The videos revealed one man stabbing another as he lay on the ground, prompting officers to intervene after a 10-second delay.

Both the attacker, identified as 35-year-old Tracey D. Watson, and the victim were struck by gunfire and received medical attention. Unfortunately, Watson succumbed to his injuries at Mount Sinai Hospital while the victim was transported to Stroger Hospital in critical condition.

In response to the incident, the Civilian Office of Police Accountability is investigating the use of deadly force by the officers involved. The officers are subsequently placed on administrative duties for at least 30 days.

The aftermath of the shooting was met with a heavy police presence as authorities and residents gathered at the scene to gather information. The business owner, who captured the incident on surveillance cameras, has provided the footage to the authorities for further investigation.

The victim’s condition at Stroger Hospital remains critical as the investigation into the shooting continues. The community is left grappling with the repercussions of the tragic event, underscoring the ongoing concerns surrounding police involvement in violent altercations.