Man held on $50,000 bail after allegedly pointing gun at police

Written By BY BRIAN SLODYSKO Staff Reporter Posted: 04/25/2014, 06:19am
Array Chicago Police on the scene of a police involved shooting in the 7600 block of south Paxton. Saturday, March 22, 2014 | Sun-Times Photo~Brian Jackson

A 19-year-old man who was shot at by Chicago Police Saturday night, after he allegedly pointed a gun at officers, was ordered held on $50,000 bail Sunday.

Junior Adziwonou, a student at Hyde Park High school, was charged with one felony count of aggravated unlawful use of a weapon with a loaded gun, three felony counts of aggravated assault of an officer with a firearm and one misdemeanor count of having a firearm without a valid FOID card, according to police.

Officers responded to a call of a person with a gun in the 7700 block of South Luella Avenue about 10:15 p.m. Saturday, police said.

Officers saw three males, including Adziwonou, walking down the street and stopped two of them, police said. But Adziwonou took off running, Cook County prosecutors said Sunday in court.

A separate group of officers in a police cruiser followed Adziwonou down an alley and spotted him carrying a silver handgun, prosecutors said.

Adziwonou, of the 8900 block of South Normal Avenue, was knocked to the ground by the police vehicle, prosecutors said. When he stood back up, he pointed the gun at officers, who shot at him through the windshield of their vehicle, but missed, prosecutors said.

Police then chased Adziwonou a short distance on foot before making an arrest, prosecutors said.

A .357 Magnum handgun was found at the scene, prosecutors said.

Authorities initially said a bullet grazed Adziwonou, but prosecutors said Sunday he was injured after he was struck by the police cruiser.


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