Cicero man tells police officers he’s been shot, dies at hospital

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An investigator photographs the inside of a car that a 22-year-old man was fatally shot in early Friday on the Northwest Side. | Network Video Productions

A west suburban man walked up to police officers in front of the 25th District station in Belmont Cragin early Friday and told them he’d been shot. He died about 45 minutes later.

About 1:15 a.m., 22-year-old Courtney Copeland got out of a car in the 5500 block of West Grand Avenue and approached officers who were sitting in a squad car in front of the station, according to Chicago Police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office. He told them that he was shot in the back.

He was taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead at 2:01 a.m., according to the medical examiner’s office.

It was not immediately clear where the shooting took place.

An autopsy will be conducted later on Copeland, who lived in the 1800 block of South Austin in Cicero.


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