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The brother of a man wanted in connection with the murder of a 15-year-old boy who earlier this month was fatally shot by Chicago police officers Tuesday afternoon during an armed confrontation near an elementary school, officials said.
Authorities entrusted with the search for a suspect in the drive-by killing of Jaylin Ellzey reportedly attempted to make an arrest early Tuesday afternoon in the area of Horace Mann elementary School when the suspect pulled a gun in his car, leading police to open fire, authorities said. The suspect was hit and later died at the University of Chicago Medical Center, the Chicago Tribune reported.
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The police initially said the man who was fatally shot was also the suspect in the murder, but a later tweet by spokesman Anthony guglielmi said fingerprints identified the dead man was the suspect’s brother.
The man killed was identified as Curtis Teeter, 21, Cook County medical examiner’s office said the Tribune.
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Guglielmi tweeted a gun was recovered from the scene and shared a photo of a silver semi-automatic pistol that was found under a car seat.
The police said that the shooting is investigated.
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The Tribune reported Ellzey was killed during a drive-by shooting about 2:15 hours on 14 May. He was hit in the head, the belly and the underside of the body and a 23-year-old woman, he stood at the time of the shooting was taken in serious condition with a gunshot wound to the chest.
An arrest had already been made in the case on Sunday, when Antawan Smith, 29, was reportedly arrested after a chase that ended in a crash.
According to the police, Smith was driving a Volkswagen SUV when he lowered the window and fired seven or eight shots, hitting Ellzey and wife.
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It is unclear what the role of the defendant originally sought Tuesday may have had in the May 14 attack