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Cops Shoot Shotgun-Toting Suspect

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Police investigate the scene of a shooting Thursday night in which officers shot a shotgun-toting suspect. (CBS)

Police investigate the scene of a shooting Thursday night in which officers shot a shotgun-toting suspect. (CBS)

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UPDATED 03/23/12 6:21 a.m.

CHICAGO (CBS) — Chicago Police officers were involved in another shooting overnight, this time during a foot chase in the Far South Side’s Washington Heights neighborhood.

As WBBM Newsradio’s Bob Roberts reports, the gunman is expected to recover.

LISTEN: WBBM Newsradio’s Bob Roberts reports

Fraternal Order of Police spokesman Pat Camden said that at around 7:35 p.m. Thursday, two Area South Gun Team officers spotted two men walking near 105th and Green Streets with their T-shirts pulled over their faces. One allegedly carried a sawed-off shotgun, the other a handgun.

Camden said the officers ordered the men to stop, but they ran instead. The officers gave chase on foot. Chicago Police, in a statement, and Camden said that when one of the gunmen turned, and appeared to aim the shotgun at them, the officers opened fire, striking him several times.

Police said the gunman, 39, was hit as his companion, age unknown, fled through an alley before being apprehended later.

The alleged gunman was taken with non-life-threatening injuries to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, Camden said.

Camden said no officers were hurt and that the second offender was not injured, either. He said the shotgun and a handgun were recovered.

The Independent Police Review Authority is investigating the shooting.

The Sun-Times Media Wire contributed to this report.

(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire © Chicago Sun-Times 2012. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

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