Man Opens Fire On Police In West Humboldt Park

CHICAGO (CBS) — It was a violent night in the West Humboldt Park neighborhood, after a gunman opened fire at Chicago Police officers.

No officers were hit, and no one was injured.

Police say shots rang out at 10:05 p.m. Wednesday near the intersection of Keystone Avenue and Thomas Street.

Officers returned fire, and the man firing the shots was arrested, police said.

The incident began when the officers spotted the suspect with a gun, police said. The gun was recovered.

This was the second time someone opened fire on police in the Humboldt Park area within 24 hours.

The earlier incident happened in daylight in the pouring rain Wednesday. Around 12:25 p.m., a man fired shots at police in the 3200 block of West Division Street, then ran away.

In that incident, officers did not return fire, and no one was injured. No one was in custody in that incident as of the last report.

The Sun-Times Media Wire contributed to this report.

  • Jim Hamilton

    CPD could use a bit of target practice. When I would go hunting my dad would always say don’t fire that gun unless you’re going to hit what you’re aiming at and make dam sure you know what you are aiming at before you shoot it. We don’t waste ammo where I come from.

  • Roberta Waker

    Right on, Jim. I always thought the police had to qualify at a shooting range every so often to keep and carry their guns. Guess I was wrong. With the price of ammo these days this was an expensive shoot out to come up empty. It’s also scarry to know the police can’t hit what they are shooting at.

  • Centurion

    Jim Hamilton, when you and your daddy would go out huntin squirrels and possum….and shooting at every little thing that moved….sure isn’t the same as when someone shoots at you. If that little chipmunk had been armed….i doubt you would have been able to BLAST him the way you did!

    Little animals don’t shoot back.

    The CPD does train with their firearms Roberta. Why don’t you try them out one day….you can find out first hand how good they can be!

    • Alabaster White

      We just love to see you Afro-Americans getting shot at, it makes my day!

      • Jim Hamilton

        Oh okay Alabaster I get it now he’s worried for his own if the police get to be a better shot HAHAHA why didn’t I see that thank you for the subtle enlightenment

  • Jim Hamilton

    Centurion you aint even worth my time I could shoot a gnat off the ass of one those little rodents at 60 yards open site only problem is theres nothing left of the gnat or the rodent when i’m done so you just have to take my word for it.

    Roberta just think those police officers bullets had to hit something kinda scary isn’t it. A little training goes along way

  • Jim Hamilton

    Centurion is right they the CPD does train with their weapons I read here where they have to be shooting at these guys every day. Thats is a lot of training but how can they miss there are so many it’s not even a sporting chance

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