Man Held In Police Shooting Near Wrigley Field

CHICAGO (CBS) — A south suburban man is being held on $125,000 bond, after allegedly trying to take a police officer’s gun in the shadow of Wrigley Field.

Bond was set at $125,000 Saturday for William Miles, 50, of Glenwood, who is charged with one count of attempting to disarm a police officer, according to police.

Officers responded late Saturday to a 911 call near Clark and 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***ing police, I’ll ice your ass” while reaching into his jacket, according to a police report.

The officer drew his service weapon and again told Miles he was a police officer, but Miles tried to disarm him forcibly 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.

The Sun-Times Media Wire contributed to this report.

  • Douglas

    How does a fool like that live to 50? South and West side trash- stay out of the north side. We don’t want you around here unless you have a job or want one, have not done prison time and take care of your families.

  • Pasty

    I agree with Douglas. But he’s not just a fool, he’s a complete MORON!! Look how wild eyed he is in that photo. If you’re not an educated person trying to better your life; if you’re not up north working or living DECENTLY; if you’re not even a good hearted person and all you have in your blood is to be deceit, to rob, cheat and kill, do it in your OWN neighborhood..dont bring that BS up to the northside where people are completely different than you.

    Seems like everyone (other than HydePark) wants to bring their nutcases up to the prime area of Chicago to raise havoc.

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