06/15/2007

Man attacks Chicago officers with cleaver; fatally shot

By Mary Owen
The Chicago Tribune

CHICAGO — Chicago police fatally shot a man Thursday after he charged at them with a lead pipe and a meat cleaver in the Back of the Yards neighborhood, police said.

A woman called 911 after seeing the unidentified man, thought to be in his late 20s, pouring lighter fluid on himself in an alley in the 4500 block of South Wood Street about 4:45 p.m, police said.

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