Man Critical After Being Shot By Police In Austin
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CHICAGO (STMW) – A man was shot multiple times by a Chicago Police officer early Sunday in the Austin neighborhood on the West Side.
Austin District officers responded to a disturbance on the street in the 5400 block of West Madison Street about 2:30 a.m., according to a statement from Chicago Police.
The officers — a male and a female — arrived and saw two groups of people involved in separate disturbances, Fraternal Order of Police spokesman Pat Camden said.
The officers saw a man with a handgun, who put the weapon into his waistband and started to run, police said. As the officers tried to arrest him, he turned and pointed the handgun at the officers.
One of the officers fired, striking the suspect, police said.
Camden said the man, thought to be in his 20s, was struck several times and taken in critical condition to Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood.
Police said a weapon was recovered from the scene. Camden said the weapon was a semi-automatic Glock handgun.
The Independent Police Review Authority, which reviews all police-involved shootings, is investigating along with Area North detectives.
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