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Chicago juvenile dead after apparent robbery attempt

May 27, 2017 - Oak Park Police are investigating a shooting that left a Chicago juvenile dead following what appears to have been an attempted robbery at about 11:15 a.m. today in the parking lot of a bank near Madison Street and Austin Boulevard.

The deceased 16-year-old juvenile, whose identity has not been released, allegedly attempted to rob a 24-year-old Chicago man who was legally armed.

The pair apparently exchanged gunfire before the alleged robber reportedly entered a waiting car and fled into Chicago.

An off-duty Chicago Police Officer who was nearby detained the attempted robbery victim who is being questioned by Oak Park Police investigators.

Police say the man has a valid Illinois conceal-carry permit.

While many details remain to be determined, Police say the juvenile was transported to John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County where he was pronounced dead.

The investigation is continuing. Anyone with information is urged to call 708.386.3800. Anonymous tips can be left at 708.434.1636 or online at