Man faces attempted murder charge in Chatham shootout with police

The man allegedly shot at officers during a pursuit in the 700 block of East 83rd Street, police said.

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Six people were shot, two fatally, Jan. 21, 2021 in Chicago.

A man is charged with attempted murder after allegedly shooting at police Aug. 7, 2020, in Chatham.

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A 25-year-old man was charged with firing shots at police as they tried to stop him early Friday in Chatham on the South Side.

Demetrius Williams is charged with one felony count of attempted first-degree murder, Chicago police said.

Officers saw him running from a store about 2:20 a.m. in the 700 block of East 83rd Street and began to pursue him, police said. During the pursuit, he fired shots at a squad car, and officers returned gunfire.

No one was hurt, and Williams was taken into custody a short time later, police said. He is due in bond court Saturday.

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