Man Charged With Shooting 2 Police Officers On West Side

Updated 07/21/11 – 1:45 p.m.

CHICAGO (CBS) — A parolee from the city’s West Side is charged with shooting and wounding to Chicago Police officers as they investigated a drug deal earlier this week.

Daniel Jones, 27, of the 600 block of North Ridgeway Avenue, is charged with two counts of attempted murder in the shooting of the two officers, both 29, on Monday evening. Jones was also wanted on an unrelated warrant.

Cook County Judge Ramon Ocasio III ordered Jones to be held without bail at a bond hearing on Thursday.

An attempted drug stop was in progress when the suspect opened fire on police and injured the two Harrison District officers.

The officers, who had both been on the job for three to four years, were on patrol at Karlov Avenue near Wilcox Street – between Monroe and Adams streets – when they saw a drug deal going down in an alley around 10:45 p.m. Monday

As they got closer, police say one man pulled out a gun and opened fire on them.

“A number of shots were fired where both officers were struck. One was grazed in the left head and in the left bicep,” police Supt. Garry McCarthy said soon after the shooting. That officer was treated and released from the hospital.

“The second officer was hit square behind his left ear and the bullet is lodged. It’s a very serious wound,” said McCarthy.

The Sun-Times Media Wire contributed to this report.

  • j west

    we spend billions on war to protect people that don’t want our help. we can find bin laden in the cover of darkness… we can’t protect our citizens and law inforcement right here at home… whats wrong with that picture????

  • j west

    and i wish we could employ judge roy bean’s methods… take em out back and hang em high! and yes i am black, but what’s going on is not what doctor king wanted from us.

    • Ree

      Thank you j west, I respect you. Yes I am white, but with all the shootings, etc going on with blacks…….MLK would not be proud. He faught for black’s freedom in a non-violent way. And would not be proud of all of the finger pointing……..right on j west!!!

      • IHatePeopleWhoThinkTheyKnowWhatTheyAreTalkingAbout

        Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. fought for the civil rights of every person, not just Blacks. Not only are you and j west in need of a history class, the both of you can’t spell either.

  • We need more cops

    This is why we need more cops on our streets to protect the community from gang members.

  • CFLC

    What! no mention in the article that he was an honor student at one time.

    • OLD VET


  • Jermain Williams

    This low life black piece of garbage should have been shot in the head where they found him !!

  • LaKeisha

    This is an example why we need a new law passed for far longer prison sentences for violent offenders. They can give it a stylish name, like The Homie G Law, or maybe The Gangster Doctrine.

  • kashelle

    4 all u no life people u taklin bad about this man n dnt know wat happen can go to hell MCCathy u know wat happen u no this man didnt do dis so dnt go blam him based off his background. MCARTHY dnt try 2 sound goopd cuz wat was u doin n alley anyway huh WHERS the gunpower? what black drug dealer would go home f he shot a cop he didnt do it n mccarth no deep dwn but its gona b ok daniel

  • ashely

    MCCarthy deep dwn u no who did dis so y did u pick him out of 15 ppl ? cuz of his background huh? the past is the past danile jones didnt do this mccathy stop creapin in alley at nite walkin u no wat u was dioin MCCrthy n dnt go say god was on yo side cuz god dnt like ugly so wen u do get out daniel u should sue the hole police station daniel im on yo side even f we gotta protest 2 get u out of ther

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