Indiana man shot, killed by police after road rage incident

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Joshua Beal (Photo courtesy of WGN)

CHICAGO — Chicago police say a 25-year-old Indiana man was fatally shot by authorities after a road rage incident.

Police said Joshua Beal of Indianapolis was shot to death Saturday afternoon after failing to drop a gun when confronted by an off-duty officer and a police sergeant.

Beal’s sister, Cordney Boxley, says members of her family had left a South Side cemetery in a funeral caravan when a car cut off the vehicle she was driving and tried to do the same to her sister. She said people got out of their cars, and a melee followed.

Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi says an off-duty officer was involved in the brawl, as was a police sergeant. He said both officers fired at Beal and will be placed on administrative duty for 30 days.

The shooting is under investigation.

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