Man shot to death by police in Washington Park

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A man was shot to death by a Chicago Police officer after he pointed a gun at police in the Washington Park neighborhood on the South Side early Sunday.

About 12:35 a.m., Wentworth District tactical officers responded to a call of shots fired in the 5300 block of South King Drive, according to a statement from Chicago Police.

A man with a gun ran east toward Washington Park when the officers tried to stop him, according to police and Fraternal Order of Police spokesman Pat Camden.

As the officers chased him, the man allegedly pointed a gun in their direction and one of the officers opened fire, striking him multiple times, authorities said.

Ronald Johnson, 25, was taken to University of Chicago Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead at 1:25 a.m., according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office. Johnson lived in the 5100 block of South Lowe, authorities said.

An autopsy Monday found Johnson died of multiple gunshot wounds and his death was ruled a homicide, according to the medical examiner’s office.

Police said a weapon was recovered at the scene.

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