UPDATED: Man Armed With Knife Shot By Police
Updated 12:12 p.m. 1/30/11
CHICAGO (STMW) – Chicago Police shot a man who allegedly lunged at them with a knife early Sunday in the Chatham neighborhood after the man was involved in a domestic incident on the Bishop Ford Freeway on the Far South Side.
The incident began at 2:56 a.m. when Illinois State Police District Chicago state troopers responded to I-94 southbound at 103rd Street for a domestic disturbance in progress, according to ISP District Chicago Master Sgt. Michael Witt.
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The victim of the domestic had exited a vehicle that was moving, according to Witt. She was taken by Chicago Fire Department ambulance to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn with injuries that were not life-threatening, Witt said.
State police continued to investigate and went to the scene where the vehicle involved was located, Witt said.
At 5:16 a.m., the trooper or troopers involved called a 10-1, an emergency call for assistance from the Chicago Police, at a residence at 47 W. 83rd St., according to the police source.
When Gresham District police officers responded, they were helping the ISP in trying to arrest a 54-year-old man who was involved in a domestic incident that occurred earlier in the day on a local expressway, according to a police News Affairs release.
The 54-year-old man barricaded himself in a bedroom while armed with a knife and when officers entered the bedroom, the man lunged at the officers with a knife — causing one officer to shoot him, the release said. A police source said the man was not holding any hostages.
At 5:22 a.m. one person who was seriously to critically injured was taken by ambulance from 47 W. 83rd St. to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County, Fire Media Affairs Chief Kevin MacGregor said.
The man shot was also placed under arrest, according to police News Affairs Officer Robert Perez.
At 6:08 a.m. the man tried to escape the hospital at 6:08 a.m., according to the source.
Charges are pending at this time for the suspect, Perez said.
A police source said the vehicle involved, a 2002 Buick 4-door of an unidentified model, was towed from the Lafayette address.
No police officers were injured and the matter remains under investigation by the Independent Police Review Authority and Calumet Area detectives.
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