Charges filed against man who allegedly fired shots during Homan Square police chase

The 28-year-old faces a felony count each of possession of a machine gun as a felon and reckless discharge of a firearm.

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Three people were carjacked June 18, 2021.

A man allegedly fired shots while running from police March 7, 2021, in Homan Square.

An Austin neighborhood man faces charges after allegedly firing shots during a police chase Sunday in the Homan Square neighborhood.

Latrell Prowell, 28, faces a felony count each of possession of a machine gun as a felon and reckless discharge of a firearm, Chicago police spokeswoman Kelli Bartoli said in an email.

About 10 p.m., officers approached a man they drinking on the sidewalk in the 3900 block of West Polk Street, Chicago police said in a statement.

The man ran from officers and allegedly fired a gun, police said.

Officers arrested him without incident in the 3900 block of West Lexington Street, police said. No injuries were reported and a weapon was allegedly recovered on the scene.

Prowell pleaded guilty in 2011 to aggravated unlawful possession of a weapon, court records show.

He was expected to appear in court Monday.

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