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Police shot and wounded a man who allegedly pointed a gun at officers over the weekend. (Credit: CBS)

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CHICAGO (CBS) – A man has been charged with assaulting a police officer, after officers shot him for allegedly pointing a fake gun.

Brandon Burns, 20, of the 7200 block of South Eberhart Avenue is charged with two counts of aggravated assault to a police officer and one count of possession of cannabis, all misdemeanors, police News Affairs Officer John Mirabelli said.

Grand Crossing District tactical officers were on a stakeout Saturday in an area known for gang and drug activity around of 71st Street and St. Lawrence Avenue, when they saw a man run away upon seeing police, according to a statement from News Affairs.

The officers chased the man and he drew a weapon from his waistband and jumped a fence, the statement said.

The officers ordered him to drop the weapon, but he turned and pointed it in the direction of the officers. The officers fired, striking the suspect, according to a Grand Crossing District sergeant.

The man suffered a gunshot wound, possibly to the leg, and was listed in stable condition at Stroger Hospital of Cook County, according to Fire Media Affairs Chief Kevin MacGregor. He was in police custody at the hospital.

Police recovered drugs and a replica firearm from the man, according to News Affairs. No officers were injured.