Reporting Steve Miller
CHICAGO (CBS) — Chicago Police have shot and wounded a man near Humboldt Park.
It happened about 4:30 in the morning.
Fraternal Order of Police Spokesman Pat Camden says someone on the street told police that a man had a gun in a car near Central Park and Chicago.
Camden says officers stopped the car and told the man they wanted to see his hands.
“He’s very reluctant… kind of hunched-over at the steering wheel. The officer standing on the passenger side shines a light into the car. He now sees the guy straightening up. He’s got a sawed-off shotgun in his hand, pointed at the officer.
“At that point, the officer defends himself and fires two shots.”
Camden says the man took off in his car – but crashed it several blocks away – and was taken into custody.
Camden says police didn’t know the man had been shot in the arm until he was in the 11th District police station.
He says the man is being treated at a hospital for an injury that’s not life-threatening.