Brennan King, 21

Chicago, Illinois
November 27, 1998

Agencies: Chicago Police Department Illinois

Cause of death: Shooting

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The fatal shooting by police of a Cabrini-Green public housing resident Friday night triggered retaliatory gunfire against police on a patrol, police said Saturday.

A few hours after Brennan King, 21, was shot, an officer in the area was shot in his police vehicle, police spokesman Pat Camden said.

In November 1998 Brennan King, a 21-year-old father of three, may have been executed by the police at the Cabrini-Green housing projects. Witnesses said they heard him begging for his life before he was shot six times in a stairway.