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$2M bond for man charged after being shot by police on West Side

Officers on the scene of a police-involved shooting in Humboldt Park early Saturday. | Daniel Brown / Sun-Times

A man arrested after he was shot by Chicago Police after officers on patrol witnessed a fatal shooting late Friday in the West Side Humboldt Park neighborhood has been ordered held on a $2 million bond.

Michael Arquero, 32, of the 2900 block of North Fairfield, was charged with one felony count of unlawful use of a weapon by a felon, according to Chicago Police.

The officers saw the initial shooting about 11:30 p.m. near the intersection of Division and Maplewood, where 18-year-old Louis Rodriguez had been driving around the block and “engaging a group of males” before he was shot, according to police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

Rodriguez, of the 1300 block of North Oakley, was dead at the scene, authorities said.

The officers intervened and at least one opened fire and hit Arquero, police said. He was taken to a hospital with injuries that weren’t considered life-threatening.

No officers were hurt. The officer or officers involved will be placed on administrative duty for 30 days per CPD policy. The Independent Police Review Authority is investigating the use of force.

On Monday, Cook County Judge Adam Bourgeois Jr. ordered Arquero held on a $2 million bond, court records show. He was next scheduled to appear in court Sept. 16.


An unmarked squad car is parked in the crime scene in Humboldt Park early Saturday. | Daniel Brown/Sun-Times



Officers on the scene at a police-involved shooting early Saturday in Humboldt Park. | Daniel Brown/Sun-Times