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Off-Duty Cop’s Gun Discharges During Fight With Suspect

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William Miles, 50, of south suburban Glenwood. (Credit: Chicago Police Booking Photo)

William Miles, 50, of south suburban Glenwood. (Credit: Chicago Police Booking Photo)

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Updated 5:50 p.m.

CHICAGO (STMW) - An off-duty Chicago Police officer’s service weapon discharged during a struggle with a man who allegedly tried to disarm him late Saturday in the Wrigleyville neighborhood, police said.

William Miles, 50, of an unidentified address in south suburban Glenwood, was charged at 5 a.m. with one count of attempting to disarm a police officer, according to police.

Officers responded late Saturday to a 911 call near North Clark and West Addison streets and saw Miles trying to restrain an off-duty Chicago Police officer, according to a police report.

When he identified himself as an off-duty officer, Miles hit him twice in the face and allegedly said: “I don’t care of you’re the mother f—— police, I’ll ice your ass” while reaching into his jacket, according to a police report.

In fear for his safety, the officer drew his service weapon and again announced his office, but Miles tried to forcibly disarm him by grabbing the weapon, causing it to discharge. No one was struck.

Miles was placed into custody at 11:35 p.m. at 3540 N. Clark St. and taken to Belmont Area headquarters.

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