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The city of Chicago and unnamed officers are being sued by the family of a man fatally shot by police on the Northwest Side last month.
Luis Colon was shot and killed near a crowded park after he threatened an officer with a handgun on June 24, authorities said. According to police Colon confronted police with a large-caliber handgun.
In the wrongful death lawsuit filed in Cook County Circuit Court Tuesday by Maria Colon, the special administrator of Luis Colon’s estate, she claims there was no justification for the shooting, and Luis Colon posed no threat to police.
Luis Colon was walking in the 2700 block of North Kilbourn Avenue when he was stopped by officers conducting a gang suppression mission, police News Affairs Officer John Mirabelli said.
"The subject walked away from police and disregarded a verbal direction to stop," Mirabelli said. He said Colon then turned around and "confronted one of the officers with a large-caliber handgun" and was shot by police. A loaded .357 Ruger was recovered near the body.
Colon, 18, was fifth person fatally shot by Chicago police in June.
The suit seeks more than $50,000 in damages.

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