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Man wounded in shootout with Calumet City police after traffic stop

The driver, a 27-year-old man, got out of the vehicle and allegedly pointed a gun at the officer, who pulled out his own gun and fired shots, striking the man, police said. 

A man was shot dead April 23, 2021, in Maywood.
A man was shot by Calumet City police after allegedly pointing a gun at an officer March 25, 2021.
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A man who was wounded in a shootout with a Calumet City police officer Thursday was arrested at a hospital in northwest Indiana.

About 4:50 p.m., an officer pulled a vehicle over in the 500 block of Jeffrey Avenue for a traffic violation, Calumet City police said in a statement.

The driver, a 27-year-old man, got out of the vehicle and allegedly pointed a gun at the officer, who pulled out his own gun and fired shots, striking the man, police said.

The man ran back to his vehicle and allegedly fired multiple shots at the officer before driving off, police said.

He was later found at St. Catherine Hospital in East Chicago, Indiana, where he was taken into custody, police said. A gun was recovered at the scene.

Charges are pending.

The Illinois State Police Public Integrity Task Force is investigating.