Chicago: Police involved in shooting

Weapon discharged, 1600 block of North Milwaukee

Chicago: Police involved in shooting

Chicago Police-Involved In Shooting, Preliminary Statement.

CHICAGO, IL – On February 19, 2013, at approximately 11:50 pm, officers from the Area North/Central Robbery Mission Team, monitored a description of a vehicle, via radio, that was wanted in connection with an armed robbery from Chicago and State.

The officers, followed the vehicle to the 1600 block of North Milwaukee, where they attempted to curb the vehicle. At this time, the offender put his vehicle in reverse and struck a squad car in an attempt to flee. The offender then accelerated forward, towards an officer.

As a result of this action, and in fear of his life, one of the officers discharged his weapon, striking the offender. The offender, now wounded, struck a parked vehicle and was taken into custody. The offender, was taken to an area hospital for his injuries. No other injuries were reported. A weapon was recovered from the offender’s vehicle.

This matter remains under investigation and all further inquiries should be directed to the Independent Police Review Authority at 312-446-3298.