Teen Hurt In Police-Involved Shooting In Portage Park
CHICAGO (STMW) – A Chicago Police officer shot a teen who ran from officers during a street stop early Friday in the Northwest Side Portage Park neighborhood, authorities said.
About 12:30 a.m., officers were patrolling in the 4400 block of North Mulligan Avenue when they saw three young men in an alley, police News Affairs said in a statement.
The officers went to talk to the young men and asked for identification, Fraternal Order of Police spokesman Pat Camden said. One of the young men said he didn’t have an ID and took off running.
The officers chased him and the teen tried to jump a fence, police said.
The officer followed the suspect into a gangway and was confronted by the suspect swinging a board from the fence, police said.
The officer ordered him to drop the board, and the suspect advanced aggressively toward the officer, police said. The officer opened fire, striking the suspect.
The suspect, thought to be 16, was struck twice and taken in good condition to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, Camden said.
No officers were injured, police said.
The four-foot board from the fence was recovered at the scene, Camden said.
The Independent Police Review Authority responded to the scene and is investigating, spokesman Larry Merritt said.
Area North detectives are also investigating.
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