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Updated: August 25, 2014 10:04AM

A man fatally shot by police Sunday night in the East Garfield Park neighborhood has been identified.

Roshad McIntosh, 19, of the 1000 block of North Central, was pronounced dead at the scene at 7:43 p.m., authorities said.

McIntosh was one of two people who were shot and killed by Chicago Police officers in two hours Sunday night — one on West Side and one on the South Side.

The teen was involved in the first incident, which started with gang enforcement officers responding to reports of armed men about 7:10 p.m. in the 2800 block of Polk Street in East Garfield Park, according to a police statement.

Those officers saw subjects matching the description they had been given, so they approached to interview them. One man fled, running through a gangway, and took a handgun from his waistband, the statement said. An officer ordered the man to drop the gun. The man moved to a higher position and pointed the gun at the officer, according to the statement.

The officer shot the man, later identified as McIntosh, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

The statement said a weapon was recovered. No officers were injured.

Two hours later, a second police-involved shooting was reported in 900 block of East 80th Street in the Chatham neighborhood on the South Side.

About 9:10 p.m., a civilian walked up to four uniformed officers near 79th and Ingleside and told them there was a large group about to fight about a block south, according to Fraternal Order of Police spokesman Pat Camden.

As officers walked south toward 80th, they saw the group starting to disperse, Camden said. One male ran through a gangway and two officers chased after him, he said.

Two officers on Ingleside heard gunfire and saw a male, thought to be 17 or 18, standing over another male who had been shot, Camden said. The male still standing turned and pointed a semi-automatic handgun at police, who then shot him. He was dead at the scene. The other male was listed in critical condition.

The medical examiner’s office could not confirm the death late Sunday.

A female and another male also were shot — but not by police, Camden said. The female was shot in the foot and listed in good condition; the male got into a vehicle and drove off. Police recovered the semi-automatic handgun and a revolver, Camden said.

The Independent Police Review Authority is investigating both police-involved shootings.

Contributing: Reema Amin and Sam Charles


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