Officers shoot suspect who fired at them in Fuller Park: police union

Written By BY LEEANN SHELTON Staff Reporter Posted: 03/20/2014, 04:00pm

Chicago Police shot and wounded a man who allegedly fired a gun at officers Thursday evening in the South Side Fuller Park neighborhood.

Police shot and wounded a person in the 4400 block of South Princeton Avenue about 6:45 p.m., said Larry Merritt, a spokesman for the Independent Police Review Authority, the city agency responsible for investigating all police-involved shootings.

Paramedics took the unidentified man to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County, said Chicago Fire Department spokesman Larry Langford. His injury was not thought to be life-threatening.

Chicago Police had no immediate information on the incident Thursday evening.

According to Fraternal Order of Police spokesman Pat Camden, the shooting happened after officers saw a man hand something to another man in an alleyway near 45th Street and Portland Avenue.

When police approached, one of the men took off running and officers could see a silver handgun in his hand, Camden said.

The man allegedly turned and shot at the officers who returned fire, striking him in the leg, Camden said. Authorities eventually found him hiding behind a building and took him into custody.

The men, both in their 20s, are in custody, Camden said.

None of the officers were shot in the exchange of gunfire.


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