5 Arrested after Shot Fired at Cop in Undercover Squad, SWAT Team Responds


UPDATE: A Chicago police SWAT team responded late Thursday to a South Side home when someone shot at a police supervisor, police said.

After a standoff for several hours, five people were arrested, police said.

About 10:20 p.m. in the South Chicago neighborhood, a police supervisor was driving an unmarked police car in an alley in the 8800 block of South Saginaw Avenue when someone shot at the supervisor, police said. The supervisor was not injured.

The supervisor then saw the alleged shooter go into a nearby home, leading to a standoff between that person and police.

At 88th Street and Marquette Avenue late Thursday, police blocked off 88th. A police helicopter could be heard circling above the neighborhood. Members of the SWAT team put on their equipment before heading closer to the scene.

Early Friday, an explosion could be heard in the neighborhood where the standoff was taking place.

Police said that about 3:30 a.m., five men were taken into custody from the home. Two additional people were being questioned Friday morning by detectives, police said.

Officers recovered multiple weapons at the scene, police said.

There were no reported injuries.

Article Org: Chicago tribune.com

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