A Skokie police officer shot a man who allegedly pulled out a handgun Monday night outside a convenience store in the north suburb.
About 11:15 p.m., officers responded to a call of a suspicious person inside an SUV in the parking lot of a 7-Eleven, 7950 Crawford Ave., Skokie police said in a statement.
As officers approached a man sitting inside, the man allegedly pulled out a semi-automatic handgun, police said.
One officer fired a single shot, striking him in the abdomen, police said. He was taken to the hospital for treatment.
Police said the officer suffered minor injuries, but didn’t specify what they were. A handgun was found at the scene of the shooting.
Illinois State Police were called to investigate the officer’s use of force, according to state police spokeswoman Elizabeth Clausing.