A West Rogers Park man has been charged with attempted murder after allegedly firing shots at a Chicago police officer Saturday on the North Side.
Gerardo Jasso, 35, is accused of firing at an officer during a stop in the 6200 block of North Oakley Avenue, according to Chicago police.
About 3:15 p.m., officers attempted to speak to Jasso after they saw him in a public way with an open can of alcohol, police said.
Jasso allegedly fled on foot and pointed and fired a handgun at an officer who then returned fire, police said. No one was struck, according to police.
Officers in @ChicagoCAPS24 were fired upon in the 6200 blk of N. Campbell today. Officers returned fire. There are no reported hits. The offender was taken into custody and a firearm recovered. Area Detectives are investigating. #ChicagoPolice pic.twitter.com/dk0We3MEEz— Tom Ahern (@TomAhernCPD) November 28, 2020
A handgun was recovered from the scene and Jasso was arrested and charged with one felony count of attempted murder, one felony count of unlawful possession of a weapon by a felon, one felony count of aggravated unlawful possession of a weapon, one felony count of possession of a controlled substance and one misdemeanor charge for drinking alcohol in the public way.
Jasso is expected to appear in bond court Sunday.