Man Shot, Wounded By Police In Garfield Park

CHICAGO (CBS) — A man was hospitalized in critical condition Thursday morning after being shot by police during a traffic stop.

Harrison District officers were patrolling near Washington Boulevard and Hamlin Avenue around 5:50 p.m. Wednesday, when they tried to pull over a car for a traffic violation.

The driver fled, and someone with a handgun got out inside Garfield Park. The man pointed the gun at the officers, police said.

One of the officers shot the suspect and he was taken into custody, the statement said.

Fire Media Affairs spokesman Richard Rosado said one person was taken in critical condition to Mount Sinai Hospital. Police said the man is expected to survive.

No officers were injured, police said.

A weapon was recovered at the scene, police said.

The Independent Police Review Authority, which investigates all police-involved shootings, is on the scene doing interviews Wednesday night, spokeswoman Andrea Stoutenborough said.

This was the second police-involved shooting this week. Early Tuesday morning, police shot and killed Flint Farmer, 29, as he fled from officers responding to a domestic battery call in the 6200 block of South Wolcott Avenue.

Police said Farmer turned toward them and pulled an object they thought was a handgun, but it later turned out that it was a cell phone.

  • g-man

    YES ——– One for the good guys

    • tiredofchicago

      Good guys? Do you live in a f**kin cave? These worthless clowns are not good guys and they couldn’t put together a 1st grade puzzle if they had instructions…They are the enemies and the tables will turn very soon.

      • Bill T.

        @tired, Yes, the police are the good guys. The only people who hate the police, are those on the wrong side of the law. Why are you so full of hate? Did the gaurds pick on you? Or did the police look at you wrong?

  • tiredofchicago

    STOP LYING! No one is that da*n stupid to point a gun at the police. The CPD is worthless and now they are killing people who they claim are pointing guns at them in order to save their bulls**t jobs!

    • Whitey

      I think thats fantastic.

    • MyAimIsTrue

      Wrong! Not only are these thug punks running around with the IQ’s of a Brazil Nut, but they are really poor shots.

  • try to find me

    I’m with you they know a cell phone when they see one they just out to kill blacks as much as they can they don’t give a flying fu*k what happens to black people something like this happend a long time ago with a female officer and a young lady over a man and she killed that young lady claming that she had a gun and it turned out to be a cell phone when did cell phones and hand guns stat looking alike i wonder

    • Whitey

      And thats a problem why ?

      • Jermain

        All of the suspects in these stories, most likely didn’t do what the police ordered them to do. Once a suspect is defiant, the police have no choice but to be vigilant. Then pointing anything at an officer is like taking your life into your hands. Always do exactly as the police tell you. Be respectful and compliant, and you will have nothing to fear. Simple common sense !

  • Leroy Goldberg

    The story would read much better had it said “Man Shot, KILLED by Police in Garfield Park”…nevertheless I’m still satisfied.

    • Tyreese

      I’m with you, Leroy, as usual, you make an excellent point.

  • Leroy Goldberg


  • nizzer

    I’d just like to know when the next free cruise to AFRICA is, because I know a whole city that needs cleaning.


    Tyreese and Leroy, The next time you post a comment: Please put racist next to your name like (Racist Tyreese) & (Racist Leroy) and don’t forget (Racist nizzer). You guys must hate BLACK people and where does it say BLACK done this and that. Let me give you a lesson with no hate, go to the comment pages on WHITE people who, lock their babies in cages, kill and abuse their babies, DUI, Serial Killers, crooked government officials, crooked cops getting sued.
    Info for you: you don’t know these real stories till you ask someone or may lived it or had defense them, cops need points to keep their jobs, so they will do anything, Ask yourself why is it that when a cop shoots a person (innocent or not) must have had a gun or a cell phone or an insurance papers. You want to read the news then Go way back to previous news and read all about it. Don’t hate till you know the facts.

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