Mayoral Candidate Dorothy Brown calls for calm in wake of tonight’s shooting on the south side.
According to reports by the Chicago Police Department a man was killed tonight on 71st Street on the city’s south side. A tweet from CPD offered the following – “Officers assigned to a foot assignment observe a man exhibiting characteristics of an armed person. Officers go to question him when a confrontation ensues and he is shot. The man was fatally wounded. A weapon recovered on scene.”
I will be monitoring this situation very closely, and I am urging that a thorough and transparent investigation be carried out. I ask that we all remain calm, refrain from violence, and work toward a peaceful conclusion to this tragic incident. My condolences go out to the family of the gentleman who lost his life tonight.
Statement attributable to Dorothy Brown, candidate for Mayor of the City of Chicago
July 14, 2018