Reporting Mike Krauser
CHICAGO (CBS) –Chicago Police say an officer shot a man on the south side last night after he raised a gun at the officer and his partner, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.
It was just after midnight, two officers on patrol saw a man standing in the alley at 86th and Rhodes and according to police, they smelled marijuana.
He took off running according to FOP Spokesman Pat Camden, one officer chases him on foot and the other in the car.
Camden says the man was holding his side as he ran and pulled out a gun as the officers caught up to him between two houses. When he wouldn’t drop and instead raised it toward the officers, he was shot.
The moral of the story Camden says, “A police officer tells you to drop the gun that you are illegally carrying, drop the gun and you won’t get shot.”
Police recovered a 357 revolver. The unidentified man suffered a non-life threatening gunshot wound.