On Friday, August 21, 2015, at approximately 7:30 pm, 007th District (Englewood) Tactical Team units patrolling in the vicinity of the 1600 block of W. 71st St. The officers observed a group of men standing in the alley, as they approached the group the suspect looked in the officers’ direction then began to flee the scene on foot holding his side, a brief foot pursuit ensued. During the pursuit the offender turned and pointed the weapon in the direction of the officers, and as a result of this action, an officer discharged his weapon striking the offender. The male offender was transported to an area hospital for treatment. A weapon was recovered on the scene and there were no reported injuries to officers.