At 7:23 p.m., Chicago police officers attempted to stop O’Neal in the South Shore neighborhood as he drove a Jaguar convertible reported stolen in Bolingbrook. O’Neal struck two Chicago police vehicles while in the car, and two officers fired at him while he was inside the car. O’Neal fled from the Jaguar, and a third officer chased him behind a home and fatally shot him. O’Neal died from a single gunshot wound to the back. About fifteen shots were fired in total by the three officers.