Chicago police officer fires shots during SWAT response in Gresham, no one injured

An officer fired his weapon while responding to a “domestic call” in the 7800 block of South Loomis Boulevard. No one was hit, according to police.

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An officer fired shots while responding to a SWAT incident April 26, 2021, in Gresham.

An officer fired shots while responding to a SWAT incident April 26, 2021, in Gresham.

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A Chicago police officer fired shots during a SWAT response to a “domestic call” in Gresham on the South Side Monday evening, but no one was injured.

Officers were called to the 7800 block of South Loomis Boulevard around 8 p.m. for a call of a person with a gun, Chicago police said.

An officer fired his weapon but did not strike anyone, according to police. A 25-year-old man was taken into custody and a weapon was recovered, police said.

He was charged with one misdemeanor count of aggravated assault, police said.

Police did not provide any additional details.

The Civilian Office of Police Accountability is investigating the incident, including the officer's use of force, as is routine.

The officer will be placed on desk duty for 30 days.

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