By Peter Nickeas
8:23 AM CDT, March 16, 2013
A man was shot and killed after he fired a gun at Chicago police early Saturday in Albany Park on the city's Northwest Side.
The man was driving east on Wilson Avenue about 2:55 a.m. and hit an SUV as he crossed Kimball Avenue before hitting several other parked cars and coming to rest in the middle of the block.
An unmarked police SUV was behind it – it's not clear whether in pursuit or just following – and the car's driver fired out of his car toward police after the car stopped perpendicular to the parked cars on each side of Wilson.
Dan Gamboney, 63, was inside his SUV driving east on Wilson Avenue after having stopped at McDonald's. He saw the car "flying" toward him from the west side of Kimball Avenue and pulled close to the curb to avoid it – but he was still sideswiped.
Gamboney said the car then bounced off a few others. Gamboney stopped his vehicle but moments later heard gunfire.
"I heard a ton of gunshots, lots of shooting," he said.
Police said a car in front of the dead man's was hit by gunshots, apparently from the gun of the dead man, who had fired through his own windshield. The man, in his 30s, was pronounced dead at the scene, a spokesman for the Cook County medical examiner's office said.
He could be seen from down the block, his head tilted and body motionless, inside the car.
Investigators from the Independent Police Review Authority and the Cook County medical examiner's office arrived at the scene about 4 a.m.
Fraternal Order of Police spokesman Patrick Camden said two officers injured themselves diving for cover as the man opened fire. Both were taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, he said.
This is the second time in three nights Chicago police have been confronted by and killed an armed man.
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