CALUMET CITY, Ill. (CBS) — A man fired shots at officers during a standoff at a Calumet City apartment building on Saturday, police said.
At 9:35 a.m., Calumet City police and paramedics were called to a multi-unit building in the 500 block of Madison Avenue in the south suburb for a report that a woman had been cut by glass.READ MORE: COVID Test Confusion After Suburban Family Believes They Got False Result from University Of Illinois SHIELD Program
They found the 44-year-old woman at the scene with lacerations to her wrist and foot, and learned they had been the result of a domestic disturbance with a 43-year-old man.
Police tried to make contact with the man, btu he barricaded himself in a bedroom. The man fired multiple shots at officers and they shot back, but no one was struck, police said.READ MORE: Jussie Smollett Trial: Defense Attorney Calls For Mistrial And Accuses Judge Of Lunging At Her; Judge Denies Claims And Motion
The officers evacuated the woman and other residents of the building, and more shots were fired in the officers’ direction as the residents were evacuated, police said.
The South Suburban Emergency Response Team was then called to the scene, and as their negotiators tried to negotiate the man’s surrender, there were more shots fired in officers’ direction multiple times, police said.
At 7 p.m., officers from the team got into the apartment and the man was arrested without incident, police said. His gun was recovered.MORE NEWS: CTA Red, Orange, Green Line Trains Left Standing At Roosevelt During Afternoon Rush Due To Police Activity
Charges were pending with the Cook County State’s Attorney’s office late Saturday.