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Man killed in crash with squad car in Roseland

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A 66-year-old man was killed in a crash with an unmarked Chicago Police squad car late Monday in the Roseland neighborhood on the Far South Side.

Tactical officers from the Calumet District were responding to a call of shots fired about 10:40 p.m., driving north on South Michigan Avenue, when their squad car crashed into a westbound 1998 Honda at the intersection with East 105th Street, according to Chicago Police.

The driver of the Honda, 66-year-old Jack Burris, was taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he was pronounced dead at 11:24 p.m., according to police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office. He lived in the South Side Chatham neighborhood.

The officers, who had their emergency equipment activated at the time, suffered minor injuries in the crash, police said. They were taken to Little Company of Mary Hospital in Evergreen Park.

The police Major Accidents Investigations Unit was investigating the crash.