Preliminary Statement on Police Involved Shooting 1600 block of E. 83rd St.
At approximately 11:54 p.m., on May 14, 2013 Officers assigned to the 004th District (South Chicago) heard shots fired in the area of 8300 Block of South Stony Island. When they were waved down by citizens who stated that the vehicle they were traveling in was fired at by another vehicle. Officers observed a vehicle matching the description given by the citizens.
They then attempted to curb the vehicle, at which time one of the offenders exited and began to flee on foot. A foot chased ensued. In the 1600 block of E. 83rd St., The offender was in possession of a weapon. Officers ordered the offender to drop the weapon. The offender did not comply with the order and instead pointed the firearm in the direction of the officers. Due to this action on the part of the offender, the officers were placed in fear for their lives and an officer discharged his weapon, striking the offender. Both offenders were placed into custody;
the injured offender was transported to an area hospital. A weapon was recovered at the scene.
No police were injured during the incident. The matter remains under investigation and all further inquiries can be directed to the Independent Police Review Authority at 312-446-3298.