Man charged with choking Chicago police officer unconscious in Lawndale

Police had responded to a call of a group who was brandishing firearms while filming a music video in the 3600 block of West 15th Street.

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A man is charged with choking a Chicago police officer in Lawndale on the West Side.

Police had responded to a call of a group who was brandishing firearms while filming a music video in the 3600 block of West 15th Street Wednesday night, according to Chicago police.

Donta Reed, 20, choked one of the officers until the cop lost consciousness, police said.

Reed was charged with aggravated battery to a peace officer and resisting arrest, police said.

The officer was recovering, according to police.

Two guns were recovered at the scene, police said.

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The driver, 41, was in good condition with a cut to the head, police said.
No charges have been announced for the suspect after the alleged assault which happened about 9:30 p.m. in the first block of West Jackson Boulevard, police said.
No one was injured but fear of a leak caused staffers to be evacuated from nearby businesses, fire officials said.