CHICAGO (CBS) — Police on Sunday shot and wounded an assailant after shots were fired at officers in Little Village, the Chicago Police Department said.
The incident happened at 2728 W. 21st St., at Fairfield Avenue, police said.READ MORE: Prosecutors Offering Plea Deal To Accused Serial Scammer Candace Clark
Just after 3 p.m., officers saw someone acting suspiciously around 21st Street and Washtenaw Avenue – holding his side as he walked as if he might have a gun, according to Chicago Police Patrol Bureau Chief Fred Waller.
The man started to run, and officers chased him, Waller said. As they chased him, he took out a gun and fired at the officers, Waller said.READ MORE: Jussie Smollett To Be Sentenced In March For Hate Crime Hoax
The man was wounded in the shoulder and the leg, but kept running, Waller said. He tried to hide near 21st Street and California Avenue, but officers found him, Waller said.
The gun he was using was found on top of a nearby garage, Waller said.
Shooting occured after officers observed an individual acting suspiciously. They went to question him & were ultimately fired upon & returned fire. They found him in a residence & administred First Aid with tourniquet. Suspect is in critical cond and this weapon was recovered. pic.twitter.com/1ekqkNS6FF
— Anthony Guglielmi (@AJGuglielmi) March 2, 2020
The Fire Department said the man was taken to Mt. Sinai Hospital in serious-to-critical condition with a gunshot wound to a lower extremity. Waller said as of the 6 p.m. hour, the man’s condition was stable, but critical.MORE NEWS: Aurora Police Sgt. Ken Thurman To Be Laid To Rest After Death From COVID Complications
The officers were taken to the hospital as a precautionary measure, Waller said. The Fire Department said a second person was taken to Rush University Medical Center in good condition with a knee injury, but could not specify whether that was one of the officers.