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CHICAGO (STMW) – A man has been charged in connection with a police-involved shooting early Friday in the Greater Grand Crossing neighborhood on the South Side that left him hospitalized.
Jovan Killingsworth, 20, of the 6400 block of South May Street, was charged with four counts of aggravated assault with a firearm to a police officer and one count of unlawful use of a weapon, according to police. He remains hospitalized after being wounded by police.
A Cook County judge on Saturday set bail for Killingsworth at $500,000, according to the Cook County Sheriff’s office.
On Friday at 1:45 a.m., Gresham District Police officers saw a van traveling with its passenger door open in the 600 block of East 75th Street, according to a statement from police News Affairs. The officers began following the van and a suspect exited the vehicle with a gun in his hand that he pointed at officers.
The officers stated their position and a foot and vehicle pursuit began as the suspect fled northbound on foot, the statement said. The officers were then confronted by the suspect in an alley on 75th Street between Michigan and Wabash avenues.
The suspect pointed the gun at the officers who then shot him, the statement said. The suspect was arrested and hospitalized.
No police officers were injured and a weapon was recovered, the statement said.
Fraternal Order of Police spokesman Pat Camden said weapon found was a 9mm pistol with an extended 30 round clip.
The involved van fled the scene, Camden said, but the suspect’s mother soon arrived and told police she had heard her son was shot.
The man was taken to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County with a gunshot wound to the arm, Camden said. He suffered non-life threatening injuries.
No police officers were injured, Camden said.
Area detectives and the police Independent Review Authority is investigating.
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