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Bicyclist allegedly shooting at pedestrians is shot, killed by police

CHICAGO, May 6 (UPI) — A bicyclist in Chicago, 16, was shot and killed by police as he fired at pedestrians and then at officers pursuing him, authorities said.

Tywon Jones was shot by police who responded after hearing gunshots Sunday afternoon, a Police Affairs statement said.

The officers spotted the boy firing at pedestrians as he rode his bike on the West Side, police union spokesman Pat Camden said.

After officers in a squad car began chasing him, he turned and fired at them, police said.

“They’re right behind him in an unmarked car, beeping their sirens and flashing their lights, when he turns around, twice, and fired at the squad car. The third time he turned around, the passenger in the squad car fired at him and hit him” Camden said, adding a handgun was recovered at the scene.

The Independent Police Review Authority is investigating the shooting, part of standard procedure, the Chicago Tribune reported Monday.

Copyright 2013 United Press International, Inc. (UPI).

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