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Off-duty sheriff’s officer fatally shoots man who tried to rob him: cops

Police investigate scene shooting which authorities said an off-duty Cook County Sheriff's sergeant shot killed man who tried rob him

Police investigate at the scene of a shooting in which authorities said an off-duty Cook County Sheriff's sergeant shot and killed a man who tried to rob him Monday night at the Citgo at Cottage Grove and 103rd Street in Chicago. | NVP News video

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Updated: February 11, 2014 12:14AM

An off-duty Cook County Sheriff’s sergeant shot and killed one of three people who tried to rob him Monday night on the Far South Side, authorities said.

About 9:55 p.m., three males tried to rob the sergeant as he was pumping gas at a Citgo in the 700 block of East 103rd Street, according to Chicago Police and Cook County Sheriff’s spokesman Ben Breit.

They demanded the sergeant’s wallet, and he gave it to them. One of the suspects then pulled out a handgun and aimed it straight at the sergeant, according to Chicago Police. The sergeant pulled out his own gun and shot that suspect in the head, killing him.

The two other suspects ran off and were not in custody late Monday, police said.

The Cook County Medical Examiner’s office could not immediately confirm the death Monday night.

Area South detectives are investigating.

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