Man shot by Chicago police during chase in East Garfield Park

He was shot about 8:30 p.m. at Springfield Avenue and Wilcox Street, according to Fire Department officials.

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A suspect was shot by a Chicago police officer in East Garfield Park

Police investigate the scene at Springfield Avenue and Wilcox Street where a man was shot by a Chicago police officer, Dec. 4, 2019, during a chase.

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A man was shot by Chicago police during a chase Wednesday night in the East Garfield Park neighborhood on the West Side.

Officers responding to a disturbance before 8:30 p.m. nearSpringfield Avenue and Wilcox Street tried to stop the suspect during an investigation, but he ran away, according to Ernest Cato, deputy chief of Area North.

The officers got out of their car and chased the suspect, who then turned toward the police and showed a handgun, Cato said. An officer then fired shots, striking the suspect in the leg.

The suspect, a man in his 20s, was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital with a gunshot wound, Cato said. He was expected to survive his injuries.

Two officers were taken to hospital for observation and are in good condition, police said.

A handgun was recovered from the suspect, Cato said.

The Civilian Office of Police Accountability is at the scene investigating the incident.

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