Man Charged With Pointing Gun At Cops In Woodlawn

CHICAGO (CBS) — A 23-year-old man has been charged with pointing a gun at Chicago police officers as he was running away from them over the weekend.

Xavier Tucker, of the 6000 block of South Carpenter Street, was charged with one count each of aggravated assault to a police officer and aggravated unlawful use of a weapon, according to police.

Around 3:20 p.m. Saturday, police officers responded to a call about people shooting handguns near 64th Street and King Drive, police said. Officers saw a car matching the one involved in the gunfire, a blue Pontiac Grand Prix, at 61st and King Drive.

Officers pulled the car over and two males jumped out from the car and ran from police, police said.

Tucker, as he was running from police, allegedly pointed a handgun at the pursuing officers. One of the officers then shot at Tucker, though he was not struck, police said.

Tucker was taken into custody and a handgun was recovered from him, police said.

The second man who jumped out of the car managed to get away and has not yet been found.

A third man stayed in the car but, was seen trying to hide something under one of the seats. He was also taken into custody after police found another handgun. That man, however, was not charged and has been released.

No officers were injured in the incident.

(The Sun-Times Media Wire contributed to this report.)

  • Congratulashayla Burns

    The black negros in this city never cease to amaze me. They are a constant source of entertainment. What kind of complete moron points a gun at police? What does the Afro-American communities need to have happen before they realize that being a violent gangster is NOT a legitimate occupation?

    • NWA

      Well, I would need yo momma or maybe yo daughter for a lil’ pimps-up and ho’s down, feelin’ me. Then maybe I might consider the “not being a violent gangster” thang.


      • LittleOldLady

        Mr. NWA! You have stepped way over the line with that comment! What is the matter with you? Why would you make a horribly abusive comment like that? You should feel ashamed of yourself!

      • Leroy Goldberg

        You are one repulsive S.O.B. Just can’t except the fact that your all a bunch of _____________’s!!

  • NWA

    You might hate African-American men but, yo momma, daughter, wife and girlfriend all feel different.


    • Leroy Goldberg

      Your momma, daughter, wife and girlfriend??? HO’S….past, present and future.

      Repulsive individual.

    • NWA

      @yard Ape:

      Sounds to me like yo wife been hittin’ it wit da janitor on her job. Or, yo momma been hitin’ it wit da crackhead neighbor. Or, yo daughter been hittin’ da local drug dealer.


  • Lyndia

    I just be here looking for the white meat.

  • Lyndia

    all of them are not hated. white girls seem to love savage shines. especially on the south and west side.

  • Richard Carpenter

    I thought guns were illegal in Chicago. Here is why gun control does not work in America. Remember the movie “A Beautiful Mind?” The Russell Crowe character, John Nash helped develop a branch of math called “Game Theory” which could tell us that carrying a gun in Chicago is logical for criminals but not for their victims. Basically, gun control disarms victims but leaves criminals alone. Why? Because criminals ALREADY face the death penalty for NOT carrying a gun. They could be beaten to death by their victims if they FAIL to carry a gun. Thus, a few year sentence for an illegal gun is no deterrent. Victims, on the other hand, have jobs and homes and families to lose if they are sent to prison for even a year. In Singapore, the penalty for illegal guns is death, which EQUALS the worst-case street penalty for NOT carrying one. The death penalty IS carried out for guns in Singapore, so it works. The gun controllers here in America never call for the death penalty, so we know they only want to disarm victims, not criminals.

  • Jim Hamilton
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