Man charged with firing shots at Chicago cops in Little Village

Derrick Williams, 31, is charged with one felony count of aggravated unlawful use of a weapon, Chicago police said.

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A man was charged in allegedly firing shots at police Sept. 12, 2021, in Little Village.

A man was charged in allegedly firing shots at police Sept. 12, 2021, in Little Village.

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A man has been charged with firing shots at police officers in Little Village Sunday.

Derrick Williams, 31, is charged with one felony count of aggravated unlawful use of a weapon, Chicago police said.

The incident unfolded about 1:40 a.m. when officers responded to a call of shots fired in the 2700 block of West 25th Street, police said.

Officers saw Williams drinking on the sidewalk and approached him. That’s when he pulled out a gun and fired, police said.

Williams attempted to flee but was taken into custody, police said. A weapon was recovered at the scene, they said. No injuries were reported.

Williams was also issued a citation for littering, police said.

He was ordered held without bail Monday and is expected back in court Sept. 20.

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