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Authorities identify 18-year-old gunman killed in Home Depot shooting that wounded officer

The teen allegedly shot a guard and then an officer after allegedly shoplifting at the hardware store in Brighton Park.

Police officers investigating outside a Home Depot in Brighton Park where an alleged shoplifter shot a security guard March 25, 2021.
Police officers investigating outside a Home Depot in Brighton Park where an alleged shoplifter shot a security guard March 25, 2021.
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Authorities have identified the gunman who allegedly shot a Chicago police officer and a security guard last Thursday at a Southwest Side Home Depot.

He was identified Monday night as 18-year-old Travon Chadwell by the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

Chadwell, of Marquette Park, allegedly ran after shooting the guard and police officer, and was killed later in a shootout with other officers, authorities said. The cop was the fourth Chicago police officer to be shot in two weeks.

The teen allegedly shot a loss prevention officer about 4 p.m. after shoplifting at a Home Depot in the 2400 block of West 46th Street, police said. The guard was hospitalized in critical condition.

A CPD officer was then shot while chasing the teen from the store, police said. Following that shooting, other officers continued to chase the teen. Chadwell was then shot and killed during a shootout with police.

Contributing: Tom Schuba, Sam Kelly