Two Men Charged After Cops Shoot Shotgun-Toting Man
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CHICAGO (STMW) — Bond was set Sunday at $350,000 for each of the two men charged after one of them was shot by police after he allegedly pointed a sawed-off shotgun at an officer on the Far South Side Thursday night.
Dwayne Hatcher, 20, of the 1600 block of East Fairchild in Danville was charged with two counts of aggravated assault of an officer with a firearm and one of unlawful use and possession of a firearm by a felon, according to police News Affairs.
Daniel Davis, 20, of the 10300 block of South Wallace Street was charged with one count of one of unlawful use and possession of a firearm by a felon, according to News Affairs.
Two officers came across two men walking with shirts over their heads in the 10500 block of South Green Street about 7:34 p.m. Thursday, according to a release from News Affairs.
The officers stopped and questioned the pair — who then ran from the scene, police said.
Officers chased the two men. During the pursuit, one of the men turned and pointed a sawed-off shotgun at one of the officers, who fired shots at the alleged offender.
Police said that man was hit, as his companion fled through an alley before being apprehended later.
The man who was struck by gunfire was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, Fraternal Order of Police spokesman Pat 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.
At a hearing Sunday at the Cook County Criminal Courthouse at 2600 S. California Ave., bond was set at $350,000 each for Hatcher and Davis, a court clerk said. They are both scheduled to appear in court again on Thursday at Far South Felony Court (Br. 38), the clerk said.
The Independent Police Review Authority is investigating the shooting.
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