Preliminary Statement on Police Involved Shooting – 10300 block of S. Pulaski Ave.
On July 11, 2013 at approximately 1:00pm, 22nd District police officers responded to a call of an armed suicidal man in the 10300 block of S Pulaski Ave. Officers arrived on scene and encountered a male subject sitting in a vehicle who appeared to be highly agitated.
Officers attempted to persuade the subject out of the car for several minutes without success. A short time later, the male subject abruptly exited the vehicle and ran towards one of the officers. The offender then assumed a shooting stance and pointed a dark object at an officer. Because of the subject’s actions, and fearing for their lives, officers then discharged their weapons striking the offender.
The offender was transported to Christ Hospital in serious condition. No officers sustained injuries. This matter remains under investigation and all further inquiries can be directed to the Independent Police Review Authority at 312-446-3298.