Man Facing Charge After Being Shot By Police On West Side

CHICAGO (CBS) — A man who was shot by Chicago Police after officers on patrol witnessed a fatal shooting late Friday in the West Side Humboldt Park neighborhood has been charged.

Michael Arquero, 32, was charged with one felony count of unlawful use of a weapon by a felon, according to Chicago Police.

The officers saw the initial shooting about 11:30 p.m. near the intersection of Division and Maplewood, where 18-year-old Louis Rodriguez had been driving around the block and “engaging a group of males” before he was shot, according to police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

Rodriguez, of the 1300 block of North Oakley, was dead at the scene, authorities said.

The officers intervened and at least one opened fire and hit Arquero, police said. He was taken to a hospital with injuries that weren’t considered life-threatening.

No officers were hurt. The officer or officers involved will be placed on administrative duty for 30 days per CPD policy. The Independent Police Review Authority is investigating the use of force.

Arquero, of the 2900 block of North Fairfield, was scheduled to appear in bond court Monday.

(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire © Chicago Sun-Times 2016. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

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