James Posey shot to death during confrontation with another man in Austin

James Posey Jr. was shot to death early Wednesday during a fight in the Austin neighborhood on the West Side.

The 21-year-old was involved in some type of confrontation about 5:17 a.m. in the 5200 block of West Gladys, according to Chicago Police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

Posey was was shot in the head when another man pulled out a gun and fired shots, police said.

He was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.

No one was in custody Thursday as Area North detectives conducted a homicide investigation.

Posey lived in the West Garfield Park neighborhood.

His aunt wrote on Facebook: “21 years gone, the smile and pure heart gone, the ambition and funny sense of humor gone, gentleman respectable young man gone, supportive and helpful brother and man gone, quiet chill dude gone, his life taken so it’s gone. But what I can and will say is all the good bad happy sad proud moments and memories and milestone he achieved in life and we received will never be gone.”

—Chicago Sun-Times Wire

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