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Man Charged With Pointing Gun At Police Officers

Latimer Mason, 38, is charged with pointing a gun at Chicago police officers in the Austin neighborhood on Sept. 2, 2012. (Credit: Chicago Police)

Latimer Mason, 38, is charged with pointing a gun at Chicago police officers in the Austin neighborhood on Sept. 2, 2012. (Credit: Chicago Police)

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CHICAGO (STMW) – Bond was set at $100,000 Tuesday for a West Side man accused of pointing a gun at Chicago Police officers, who shot at him Sunday night in the Austin neighborhood.

Latimer Mason, 38, of the 1400 block of North Linder Avenue, was charged with two counts of felony aggravated assault to an officer with a firearm, one count of unlawful use of a weapon by a felon, once count of misdemeanor possession of ammunition and one count of misdemeanor possession of a firearm without a Firearm Owner’s Identification Card, police said.

On Tuesday, Mason was ordered held on $100,000 bond, according to the Cook County Sheriff’s office. He will be back in court Sept. 10.

Officers saw Mason with a gun in the backyard of a home in the 1400 block of North Linder Avenue about 11:10 p.m. Sunday and ordered him to drop his weapon, police said. Instead, he allegedly pointed the gun at officers, who shot at him.

Nobody was injured and a weapon was recovered, police said.

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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)