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CHICAGO (CBS) — A man who was shot by police after pointing a gun at officers early Tuesday in the Englwood neighborhood has been charged, police said.

Scirocco Giles, 33, of the 4400 block of South King Drive, was charged with one count of aggravated assault to police with a firearm, according to police.

The incident began about 12:20 a.m. Tuesday when Englewood District officers approached a vehicle in the 5800 block of South Elizabeth Street to conduct a field interview, according to a statement from police News Affairs.

A male suspect got out of a vehicle and fled on foot, the statement said. Responding officers later saw a person matching the suspect’s description on the 5800 block of South Racine Avenue. One officer fired at the suspect after he allegedly pointed a gun at police.

No officers were hurt and police recovered a weapon from the scene, the statement said. The suspect was taken into custody and taken to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County.

Fraternal Order of Police spokesman Pat Camden said the officers were involved in a drug investigation when they made the traffic stop and ordered four people in the vehicle to get out.

Camden said officers were patting down the four people when the suspect took off running.

The officers put out a description of the man and a beat car responding to the scene saw someone matching the description near the intersection of West 59th Street and Racine Avenue, Camden said.

The officers in the beat car attempted to stop the man, who then turned with a handgun toward them, Camden said.

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