Officers kill suspect after fired on

Chicago police shot and killed a suspect Tuesday night after he opened fire on them, police said.

At about 10:40 p.m., Calumet District officers were on patrol and noticed a male suspect walking down the street, holding his side over his waistband in a suspicious manner, according to a news release by Chicago Police.

The officers exited their patrol car to interview to the suspect, and after approaching the man, the offender turned and pointed a weapon in the officer’s direction and began to fire several shots, the release said.

The offender began to flee on foot, and when the offender turned towards the officers, the officers shot the man in fear of their lives, according to the release. The offender succumbed to his injuries on the scene.

Police say, the area under patrol is a known for gang and drug activity.