CHICAGO (CBS) – Police officers shot and wounded a man late Friday night when he allegedly pulled out a sawed-off rifle during a foot chase on the South Side.
Officers from the CPD Targeted Response Unit were responding to a call of shots fired around 10:45 p.m. Friday on the 8100 block of South Cottage Grove Avenue when they spotted three people walking away from the area.
The officers then saw one of the men try to hide something under his jacket, according to Fraternal Order of Police spokesman Pat Camden. An officer got out of his car and began to pursue the suspect, who took off running, he said.
During the chase, the suspect pulled a sawed-off rifle out of his jacket and turned toward the officer, who opened fire, Camden said.
The suspect was shot in the lower part of his body and was transported to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, Camden said.
Police News Affairs specified the man was shot in the leg.
A weapon was recovered at the scene, the police statement said.
Police News Affairs Officer Amina Greer confirmed that shots were fired by police and an offender had been struck on the 8100 block of South Cottage Grove Ave.
There were no reported injuries to police officers, Greer said.
Calumet Area detectives and the Independent Police Review Authority are investigating.
(The Sun-Times Media Wire contributed to this report.)