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Man Charged In South Side Police Shooting

Donte Gross

Donte Gross, 23, is charged with pointing a gun at police officers in the 4200 block of South Calumet Avenue, prompting police to shoot him. (Credit: Chicago Police)

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CHICAGO (CBS) – Charges have been filed in a police shooting on the city’s South Side.

Donte Gross, 23, was charged Wednesday morning after he allegedly pointed a gun at officers while fleeing the scene as they tried to conduct a field interview with him in the 4200 block of South Calumet Avenue.

He was charged with felony unlawful use of a weapon, felony aggravated assault to a police officer and misdemeanor possession of a firearm without a FOID card. Gross was also cited with failure to register a firearm, according to police.

About 9:40 p.m. Tuesday, Wentworth District Tactical officers were on patrol in the block of Calumet Avenue where they allegedly found Gross. The block is known for gang and narcotics activity, police said.

When officers identified themselves as they approached two males to conduct a field interview, the males both fled immediately fled on foot.

As an officer entered the alley in pursuit of Gross, he allegedly pointed a weapon at the officer and an officer discharged his weapon, striking Gross, according to police.

Independent Police Review Authority spokesman Curtis Tarver said one person was taken in good condition to Provident Hospital of Cook County. No officers were hurt.

A weapon was recovered on the scene and Gross was arrested on the block, police said.