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CHICAGO (CBS) – A 21-year-old man has been ordered held without bond for allegedly shooting at a Chicago police officer while fleeing police over the weekend.

Cortez Ross, of the 4300 block of South Champlain Avenue, was charged Tuesday with three counts of attempted first-degree murder and two counts of aggravated battery, police said.

A Cook County judge ordered Ross held without bail at a bond hearing on Wednesday.

Ross is accused of shooting a Chicago Police officer in the hand while attempting to flee from police Sunday afternoon in the South Shore neighborhood.

Calumet Area gang officers responded at 3:56 p.m. to a report of a person with a gun in the 6800 block of South Stony Island Avenue and approached a suspect to investigate, according to a police statement.

The suspect ran away and officers pursued him into the 6700 block of South East End Avenue, where a struggle ensued between the suspect and one of the officers, police said. During the struggle, the suspect pulled a gun and shot an officer.

Fraternal Order of Police spokesman Pat Camden said officers then shot the suspect three times.

A police vehicle took the wounded officer to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where he was listed in good condition with a gunshot wound to the hand, authorities said.

The 35-year-old officer is an eight-year veteran of the Chicago Police Department and is assigned to the Calumet Area gang section.

Paramedics took the suspect to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County in serious condition, Fire Media Affairs Director Larry Langford said.

Camden said a female officer from the three-person, unmarked police car ran down the suspect and tackled him. She was examined checked out on the scene for possible injuries.

Police recovered a weapon on the scene, and Calumet Area detectives and the Independent Police Review Authority is investigating.

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

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