$150K bond for man facing charges after police-involved shooting

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A man has been charged after allegedly fighting with police, resisting arrest and pulling out a cutting instrument Tuesday evening in the South Chicago neighborhood.

Alonzo L. Smith, 27, faces one felony count of aggravated battery to a peace officer and misdemeanor counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and drinking alcohol on the public way, according to a release from Chicago Police.

Judge James Brown set bond at $150,000 for Smith in bond court Thursday, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office.

At 6:23 p.m. Tuesday, South Chicago District officers saw a group of people drinking in public in the 8400 block of South Manistee Avenue, according to a statement from police News Affairs.

When the officers approached to question them, Smith became combative and a fight ensued before he ran away, police said. One officer used a stun gun on him without effect, and he ran into a nearby residence.

An assisting sergeant who arrived at the scene was confronted by the man in the vestibule of the building, police said.

Smith tried to escape arrest by “retrieving one of several cutting instruments in his possession,” at which point the sergeant shot him once in the right leg, according to the statement.

Smith was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital with non-life threatening injuries, police said. An officer was also treated at a hospital for minor injuries to his left arm.

He is next scheduled to appear in court July 1.

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