A 17-year-old boy has been charged with pointing a gun at Chicago Police officers during a chase Sunday night, prompting one officer to open fire in the University Village neighborhood on the Near West Side.
About 11:50 p.m., officers walked up to a group of “suspicious males” in the 1300 block of West 13th Street and saw that the 17-year-old was holding his waistband, police said.
The teen ran away and pointed a gun at the officers during the chase, police allege. An officer fired his gun but did not strike anyone, police said.
The boy was arrested and his weapon recovered, police said. He was charged Monday afternoon with one felony count of aggravated assault and one felony count of unlawful use of a weapon, police said. His name was withheld because he is a minor.
He was scheduled to appear in court Tuesday, police said.