Autopsy: Man Shot by Police had Wound in Back

Jun 8, 2018

An autopsy has determined that a man fatally shot on Chicago's South Side by police was shot in the back.

The Cook County Medical Examiner's office say that 24-year-old Maurice Granton, Jr. died of a gunshot wound to the back.

The shooting happened Wednesday night. Police say officers watching the area via a surveillance camera spotted Granton taking part in an apparent drug transaction. They say he appeared to be armed and when they approached him, he ran away and when officers told him to stop he "produced a weapon." After the officer shot him, police say they recovered a gun near where he was shot. They say that there is evidence that the gun was fired at the scene.