CHICAGO (CBS) — Officers shot and wounded an armed suspect Sunday night in Bronzeville, police said.
The incident happened in the 4500 block of South Drexel Boulevard, police said. Police said the incident started as a street stop just before 9:40 p.m.READ MORE: Police Officer Shot; 15-Year-Old Wounded, 1 Killed In South Shore
Officers, from the 2nd District, were approaching two men when one of them ran into an alley.
Officers shot one suspect in the leg, and that suspect’s gun was recovered at the scene, according to police News Affairs Deputy Director Tom Ahern.
The suspect’s condition was not known.
Two suspects were taken into custody, and no officers were injured, police said.READ MORE: Car Crashes Into Near North Diner
BREAKING: Police involved shooting in the 4500 block of S. Drexel in the 2nd Dist. No Officers injured. Two Offenders in custody. One offender sustained a gun shot wound to the leg. Unknown condition. Offender’s gun recovered on scene. @Area1Detectives are investigating. pic.twitter.com/TzgsTlEgRv
— Tom Ahern (@TomAhernCPD) July 26, 2021
The officer who fired his gun has been placed on administrative duties for the next 30 days.MORE NEWS: Chicago Weather: Weekend Outlook Calls For Clear Skies, Good Apple Picking
Police have not said why they tried to stop the men initially.