Chicago Police Shoot Person During West Side Robbery Call

CHICAGO (CBS) — A male was shot by police Sunday night on the West Side when officers responded to a call of an armed robbery at a gas station.

At 8:52 p.m., officers were a block away when they were called to a Citgo Gas Station, 1001 N. Cicero Ave., Anthony Guglielmi, a spokesman for Chicago Police said.

Officers arrived as the robbery was taking place and saw a male attempting to rob the gas station. When they approached, the suspected robber was shot in his leg during the encounter with officers. No officers were injured.

A handgun was found at the gas station and taken as evidence, Guglielmi said.

The male, whose age was not available, was taken to Stroger Hospital in serious-to-critical condition, police and Fire Media Affairs said.

The shooting was being investigated by the Independent Police Review Authority, police said. The officers involved will be placed on administrative duties for 30 days.
(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire copy; Chicago Sun-Times 2016. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

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