Suspect Wounded In Police-Involved Shooting On South Side

CHICAGO (STMW) – A suspect was wounded during a police-involved shooting early Saturday in the South Side Chatham neighborhood.

The police-involved shooting occurred at 11 p.m. in the 9300 block of South Vernon Avenue, said Police News Affairs Officer Amina Greer, citing preliminary information.

No officers were injured but a suspect was wounded, Greer said.

Scott Ando, a spokesperson for the police Independent Review Authority, which investigates all police-involved shootings, confirmed the shooting.

Fraternal Order of Police spokesman Pat Camden said police were responding to a domestic disturbance call and found a man with a gun in the backyard. Police identified themselves and told the man to drop the gun. The man raised the gun and officers fired at him. He was struck several times and suffered non-life threatening injuries.

Two guns were recovered at the scene, Camden said. The man had a gun in his hand and inside his pocket.

Area South detectives are investigating.

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  • Jim

    What about the rightous follow up shot?

  • Fed up

    Back to the range with you. You’re not shooting much stratghter then the monkeys on the street. Wounding does not do it.

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  • non

    Come on now, we all know the cops planted the guns on the brother

  • Just axin

    Another homey hit! If this keeps up, they might actually kill one….we can only hope.

  • bowhunter

    What is the problem? Don’t the people of Chicago know it is against the law to carry a gun in the city.

  • Leroy Goldberg

    Wounded? Wounded is not good enough. Dead! Dead is best.

  • Just Axin

    Hoth- I can care less what your background is (though you have described yourself in the past as black, and I’m not getting that from your twisted, liberal views). All In know is that you represent a point of view that is not based on reality. What we bring up on this board are startling numbers: 15% of the population nationally committing about 75% of all violent crimes. We speak of the inherent unfairness along with how those shocking numbers are represented and perceived. Of course you would hang out in circles where people support your point of view and we do the same, so no dying breed here. We don’t perpetuate and nuture hate, we just point out said reality and it hurts. Since you’re in the minority (pun intended) here, I’d recommend going to another web site and maybe grow a pair and stop hitting “report comment”. Most of the time the CBS censors get a laugh and ignore you as well.

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