Around 12:30 p.m., police stopped a vehicle. The driver of the car, Mariano Ocon Jr., reportedly got out and "began exhibiting characteristics of an armed person," police said. Ocon's girlfriend and children were inside the vehicle. Ocon allegedly fled, officers pursued, and officers saw a handgun. Officers fired, but it was not immediately certain they hit Ocon. Police and the medical examiner determined that Ocon may have suffered a self-inflicted gunshot wound and a wound to the upper body, which was likely fired by police. The death was ruled a homicide, as opposed to a suicide.
Victim's Name: Mariano Ocon Jr.
Agency Responsible: Chicago Police Department
Date of Death: January 2, 2020
Cause of Death: Gunshot
Official Disposition: Pending investigation/No Known Charges
Criminal Charges: No known charges
Mental Illness: No
Armed: Allegedly Armed
Threat Level: attack
Body Camera: No
Washington Post Database ID: 5405