The Latest: Coroners ID Illinois man fatally shot by police – Colorado News

The Latest: Coroners ID Illinois man fatally shot by police – Colorado News

DYER, Ind. (AP) — The Latest on a police-involved shooting in northwestern Indiana (all times local):

6:15 p.m.

Authorities have identified a man fatally shot by officers after a police chase in south suburban Chicago.

The Lake County, Indiana, coroner’s office evening identified the man as 33-year-old Mark P. Coffey of Chicago Heights, Illinois. It says he suffered gunshot wounds but didn’t specify how he died.

The Crete, Illinois, police chief says his officers chased the suspected car thief into nearby Dyer, Indiana, early Thursday and he appeared to have a gun when the officers confronted him. Chief James Paoletti says the driver fled back into Illinois, where the car hit a pedestrian.

Authorities say the car returned to Dyer, where Coffey was shot by Indiana officers.

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2:10 p.m.

Authorities say the person fatally shot by officers after a police chase in south suburban Chicago was a 33-year-old white man.

A statement from the Lake County, Indiana, coroner’s office Thursday afternoon didn’t release the man’s name or where he lived pending notification of his family. The office says the man suffered gunshot wounds but didn’t specify how he died.

The Crete, Illinois, police chief says his officers chased the suspected car thief into nearby Dyer, Indiana, early Thursday and he appeared to have a gun when the officers confronted him. Chief James Paoletti says the driver fled back into Illinois, where the car hit a pedestrian.

Authorities say the car returned to Dyer, where the suspect was shot by Indiana…

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