Chicago police say they fired shots during arrest of armed man on 606 Trail, no one hurt
The trail was closed west of Central Park Avenue in Logan Square while officers investigated.
Police fired gunshots while arresting an armed man Thursday morning on the western end of the 606 Trail in Logan Square, according to Chicago police.
No one was injured in the incident, which unfolded shortly after 7 a.m. as officers confronted a man in the 3700 block of West Bloomingdale, police said in a statement.
Police said the man, 28, was wanted in “several crimes involving a weapon just prior to his arrest.” After finding him on the trail, a “confrontation ensued and resulted in shots fired by police with no hits,” police said in the statement.
The man was arrested and a weapon was recovered, according to police, who shared a photo of a revolver on a patch of gravel.
Video from WGN9’s helicopter showed officers arresting a man who had jumped over a fence at the western end of the trail. An officer behind the fence kept his gun drawn while another officer hopped over and placed cuffs on the suspect, who fell the ground and raised his hands to surrender.
The video did not appear to show police firing gunshots.
The officer or officers who fired the shots will be placed on routine administrative duty for 30 days while the shooting is investigated by the Civilian Office of Police Accountability, police said.
A police spokeswoman declined to provide additional information.
The trail was closed west of Central Park Avenue as police investigated.