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Ax-wielding man fatally shot by security guard at West Side dispensary


CHICAGO — A security guard fatally shot a man armed with an ax on Chicago’s West Side Monday.

According to Chicago Fire Department officials, the incident occurred at Zen Leaf marijuana dispensary at 222 South Halsted Street around 10 a.m. in the city’s Greektown neighborhood.

Chicago police said the man had a verbal altercation with the guard, 37, outside of the business. The man began to swing the ax and struck the guard in the leg.

Police said the two men struggled, the guard fired shots, and the man with an ax was struck.

Fire officials said the man was 20 years old. He was taken to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead, according to police.


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