Chicago: Police involved in shooting on 700 Block of Central Park

Chicago: Police involved in shooting on 700 Block of Central ParkPreliminary Statement on Police-Involved  700 Block of North Central Park Ave

On April 28, 2013, at approximately 4:30 a.m., Harrison (011th) District officers responded to a call of shots fired in the vicinity of 3600 W. Franklin Blvd. Upon arrival to the area, the officers were flagged down by a female citizen who stated a male offender pointed a large caliber gun at her. The victim then pointed to a vehicle traveling northbound on Central Park Av. and identified it as the vehicle she observed the offender driving earlier.

Officers immediately activated their emergency equipment and curbed the vehicle during which time they gave the male driver verbal direction to display his hands. The offender refused to comply and raised a sawed off shotgun toward the officer standing close to the passenger side
of the offender’s vehicle.

Due to this action, the officer discharged his weapon striking the offender in the arm. The male offender then sped away from the officers and attempted to elude them as he threw the weapon from the window of his vehicle near the 900 block of N. Central Park Av. The offender’s vehicle struck an elevation in the roadway near Potomac and Central Park Avenues where the vehicle landed near a viaduct and the offender surrendered to police.

The 30-year-old male offender was taken into custody and transported to Stroger Hospital. There were no reported injuries to police. The offender’s weapon was recovered and narcotics were discovered on his person. The matter remains under investigation and all further inquiries should be directed to the
Independent Police Review Authority at 312-446-3298

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