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Armed man fatally shot by Chicago Police on South Side

A weapon was recovered after Chicago Police shot and "armed offender" Wednesday afternoon in Washington Park. | Chicago Police

An armed man was fatally shot during an encounter with officers Wednesday afternoon in the South Side Washington Park neighborhood, authorities said.

Plain-clothes officers from the Grand Crossing District responded about 2:15 p.m. to a report of shots fired the 6100 block of South King Drive, where they confronted an armed man, according to Chicago Police.

One of the officers fired his weapon, striking the man, police said.

Aquoness Cathery, 24, was taken to Stroger Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 1:26 a.m. Thursday, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office. He lived in the Park Manor neighborhood on the South Side.

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

A weapon was recovered at the scene, police said. The officers were wearing their body cameras.

The Civilian Office of Police Accountability is conducting an investigation into the specifics of the incident and the police use of force, police said. The officers involved will be placed on routine administrative duties for a 30-day period.