Person in custody after man shot dead in Washington Park

The 28-year-old was shot in the chest and pronounced dead at the University of Chicago Medical Center.

SHARE Person in custody after man shot dead in Washington Park
A man was shot and killed in Washington Park.

A man was killed in a shooting May 29, 2020, in the 5600 block of South Michigan Avenue in Washington Park.

Google Maps

A person is in custody after a man was fatally shot Friday in Washington Park on the South Side, police said.

The 28-year-old was in a home about 4:22 p.m. in the 5600 block of South Michigan Avenue when a female he knew pulled out a gun and opened fire, Chicago police said.

The man was struck in the chest and taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead, police said.

The Cook County medical examiner’s office identified him as Farrish Michael.

An autopsy conducted Saturday confirmed he died from his gunshot wound, the medical examiner’s office said. His death was ruled a homicide.

Police said the female was taken into custody and officers recovered a gun.

Area One detectives are investigating.

Read more on crime, and track the city’s homicides.

The Latest
Starting today, in response to reader feedback, the Sun-Times is expanding its Sunday newspaper with more features, opinions, sports, money, arts, culture and entertainment stories — and a new community page, Executive Editor Jennifer Kho writes.
Three people have been killed in separate shootings this week near the 31st Street Beach.
Chief Keef performed in the Chicago area for the first time in nearly 12 years, Mayor Brandon Johnson toured North Lawndale — aiming to show a different side of the neighborhood — on Juneteenth, and a historic heat wave hit the city.
Wily played Kamekona on “Hawaii Five-0” from 2010 through 2020. He continued in the same role with the reboot of “Magnum P.I.”
Springsteen, McCartney and other famous fans talk up the musician and ‘Sopranos’ star in comprehensive documentary.