(Sun Times Wire) A Chicago Police officer fired at a suspect after a person was critically wounded early Saturday in a domestic-related shooting in the East Chatham neighborhood on the South Side. Officers responded to a call of “shots fired” at 4:33 a.m. and saw the 27-year-old suspect leaving an apartment with a weapon in…
IPRA released dashcam video Thursday of a Chicago police officer firing shots at a man who was allegedly holding a gun in the back seat of a vehicle on July 16 in the Belmont Central neighborhood.
The 18-year-old man was shot by at least one Chicago Police officer early on the Northwest Side.
At 3:07 a.m., Grand Central District officers pulled over a vehicle in the alley in the 2800 block of North Mulligan after the driver committed an alleged traffic violation, according to a police statement.
Officers approached the vehicle and saw someone armed with a gun in the back seat, police said. An officer and a sergeant fired their weapons, striking him in the arm and leg.
He was taken to Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, where his condition had stabilized, police said. No officers were injured.
A weapon was recovered at the scene, police said.
The officers involved in the incident will be placed on routine administrative duties for 30 days, per Chicago Police Department policy. The Independent Police Review Authority will investigate the shooting.
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IPRA Video Independent Police Review Authority. On July 16th 2017 at around 3 am Chicago cops from the grand central district pulled over a car on a routine traffic stop in an alley at 2800 N Mulligan the Belmont Central neighborhood. When cops approached the car they could see there were four heads in the car, so they called for backup.
As Officers they argued with the driver for his license, the cops saw that one of the back seat passengers, a 18 year old man had a gun in his hand the man can be heard in the video threatening the cops, as they argued with him to put the gun down, the man refused and 2 cops opened fire striking the man in his arm and leg.
The man was taken away by ambulance to Loyola hospital where his condition was stabilized. A gun was recovered on the scene. Both officers that fired shots were placed on thirty-day administrative leave.
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(WGN) A Chicago police officer shot a 16-year-old boy while responding to a call of shots fired on the city’s West Side on Thursday night. It happened in in the 1100 block of South Sacramento in the city’s Douglas Park neighborhood just before 10 p.m. Thursday. Police say they received calls about shots fired in…
(WLS) A Chicago police officer is on trial for firing into a car full of teenagers in 2013 in an incident was captured by a dash cam.
Jury selection began Monday and will likely continue Tuesday. The case is racially-charged as a Latino officer is charged with firing his weapon 16 times into a car full of African American teenagers.
Video from the dash cam in the officers own squad car will likely be the most important piece of evidence prosecutors will present.
Officer Marco Proano, 42, an 11-year veteran of the Chicago Police Department, is charged with using unreasonable force and causing bodily injury. He is accused of firing his service revolver 16 times at an allegedly stolen car after a traffic stop on the city’s Far South Side.
The officer reportedly told investigators he feared for his safety as well as the safety of a passenger who is hanging outside the car.
Proano’s attorney, Dan Herbert, also represents Jason Van Dyke, the former Chicago police officer facing first-degree murder charges for the killing of an unarmed African-American teenager, Laquan McDonald.
Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson says there are important lessons to be learned from the incident and he’s following the case closely.
“It’s my duty to give officers due process and not to make rush judgements. So, we’ll wait until it’s done and we’ll move on from there, but as I said before, being a police officer is not easy, it’s a difficult job. Police officers have to make decisions in split seconds,” Supt. Johnson said.
The Independent Police Review Authority ruled Proano’s explanation for the shooting “defied logic” because he is seen firing in the direction of the person in the car he claims to be protecting – and he kept firing even though the car rolled in the other direction before crashing into a pole.
The city has already settled a civil suit with the teenagers who were injured for $360,000. The judge told prospective jurors to be prepared for a trial that could last two weeks.
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(Sun Times Wire) A third man has been charged in connection with the shooting of a Chicago Police officer and armed robbery of a T-Mobile store Friday afternoon. Dante Jeffries, 27, faces seven felony charges after he was arrested just after 10:30 p.m. on Saturday in the 600 block of West Hubbard, according to Chicago…
(Sun Times Wire) Two men have been charged with shooting a Chicago Police officer in the leg and robbing a T-Mobile store Friday afternoon, police said. Donzell Grant, 20, and Cortez Harrington, 24, each face seven felony charges, according to Chicago Police. They allegedly shot the officer near 43rd Street and Ashland in a chase…
(Sun Times Wire) A Chicago Police officer was shot in the leg Friday afternoon while responding to an armed robbery, and police have arrested one individual in connection with the shooting, according to a police spokesman. The shooting happened near 43rd and Ashland, said police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi. The female officer was “conscious and alert,”…
(Chicago Tribune) A teen believed to be 18 years old was shot by Chicago police early Sunday on the Northwest Side during a traffic stop that led to an armed confrontation, according to Chicago police. Just before 3:10 a.m., a uniformed officer and sergeant for the Grand Central district stopped a vehicle carrying four people…
A man was fatally shot by Chicago Police officers Sunday morning in the Belmont Cragin neighborhood on the Northwest Side. About 11 a.m., the man’s parents went to the 25th District police station to report a domestic situation, Chicago Police Deputy Chief Al Nagode told reporters at the scene. The woman told officers that her…
Three boys appeared in Cook County Juvenile Court Wednesday morning on charges of attempted murder, accused of shooting at Chicago police officers Monday night from a stolen car in the West Side Lawndale neighborhood. Based on self-incriminating statements and gunshot residue tests, prosecutors said, they identified which of the juveniles had actually fired the two…
A Chicago police officer critically injured two people who were suspected of firing shots at police and at another vehicle late Tuesday in the Montclare neighborhood on the city’s Northwest Side, according to police. As officers were patrolling the area late Tuesday, someone inside of a car fired shots in the direction of the police…
Three people were in custody and guns were recovered after shots were fired at Chicago Police officers Monday night in the Lawndale neighborhood on the Southwest Side. Someone fired shots at the officers at 8:04 p.m. in the 1300 block of South Troy, then drove off in a vehicle, according to Chicago Police. Officers chased…
A five-time convicted felon who allegedly shot a Chicago Police officer over the weekend in the East Chatham neighborhood was charged Monday with attempted first-degree murder and other crimes. Patrol officers encountered Dashonn Maggette, a 31-year-old on parole for an earlier shooting, around 11 p.m. Saturday while he and others were drinking outside in the…
A Chicago Police officer was shot in the hand and a suspect was also wounded late Saturday in an East Chatham neighborhood apartment building on the South Side.
Officers on routine patrol got out of their vehicle just after 11 p.m. when they saw people drinking on the street in the 8100 block of South Maryland Avenue, Deputy Supt. Kevin Navarro said in a press conference early Sunday. When the officers walked up to the group, one of the people ran into an apartment building stairwell.
The officers chased him into the stairwell and saw he had a gun, Navarro said. During a struggle for the weapon, the suspect shot an officer in the hand. The officer’s partner returned fire, striking the suspect. A gun was recovered at the scene.
The officer was taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he was listed in good condition, police said.
The suspect, whose age was unknown, was taken to the hospital and was in custody early Sunday, police said. Chicago Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said the suspect’s injuries were not thought to be life-threatening.
More than two dozen members of the Chicago Police Department could be seen investigating outside the apartment building early Sunday. A handful of evidence markers littered the sidewalk near a pool of blood and a plastic cup.
The officers involved will be placed on routine administrative duties for a period of 30 days. The Independent Police Review Authority was investigating the use of force.
The officers were part of the Summer Mobile Unit, according to police. Officers from the same unit were involved in a shootout that killed 17-year-old Corsean Lewis late Friday in the Washington Park neighborhood on the South Side.
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A man was shot and killed by Chicago Police officers after he fired at their unmarked squad car late Friday night in the Washington Park neighborhood. Two officers were responding to a call of a person with a gun near the 5800 block of S. Wabash at about 11:10 p.m. The uniformed officers drove down…
Chicago Tribune, One person has been shot by police and at least one officer, possibly two, were hit by a vehicle Wednesday in the Austin neighborhood on the West Side, authorities said. The incident took place a little before 11:15 a.m. near Concord Place and LeClaire Avenue. A suspect was shot by police and an…
(SUN TIMES MEDIA WIRE) – A 25-year-old woman has been charged with wounding a Chicago Police officer during a shootout Friday afternoon on the West Side. Deangela Eaton faces felony counts of attempted first-degree murder, aggravated battery with discharge of a firearm, aggravated assault of a peace officer with a weapon, and aggravated unlawful use…
A Chicago plainclothes officer was shot in his bullet-proof vest and a 25-year-old woman was critically wounded when shots were exchanged at a drug corner in the West Garfield Park neighborhood Friday afternoon, authorities said.
The officer, with the Harrison District tactical team, was taken to Loyola University medical center where he was expected to be released later in the evening. Officials credited the vest with saving his life.
The woman was shot several times and was in critical condition at Stroger Hospital, police said. A handgun was confiscated at the scene, officials said.
The shooting comes a little more than a week after two other plainclothes officers were shot May 2 with a military-style rifle in the Back of the Yards neighborhood. Both officers were released from the hospital the next day.
Initial investigation of the latest shooting appears to show the woman was shot after firing on officers, according to Mia Sissac, a spokeswoman for the Independent Police Review Authority. The shooting took place around 2:25 p.m. in the 4600 block of West Maypole Avenue, police said.
The officers were in an unmarked SUV and saw what appeared to be a drug transaction, according to a police news release and Sissac.
The officers turned the SUV around, got out and went toward the woman, Sissac said. A man who appeared to have been making an exchange with the woman ran off, and the woman turned around and opened fire on the officers, she said.
The woman “fired shots” at the officers, hitting one officer in the upper chest, which was protected by his bullet-proof vest, according to a police news release.
The officers returned fire, Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson said in a news conference outside Loyola medical center.
“This vest absolutely saved this officer’s life,” he said.
The other officer was treated at Loyola for anxiety. He also was expected to be treated and released, Johnson said.
An arrest warrant had been issued for the woman on Thursday after she apparently failed to show up in court on a charge of aggravated assault of a police officer from February.
The woman had been arrested around 2:10 p.m. on Feb. 11 at an apartment in the 5700 block of South May Street in the Englewood neighborhood after the officer suffered minor injuries, according to police records. She was released on a personal recognizance bond the next day, records show.
The woman previously served two years probation in a heroin possession case from 2014.
Neighbors said they saw the woman lying on the ground after hearing as many as 10 shots fired rapidly.
Charles Hannon, who lives on the block, said he was on his way home when a blue unmarked police car stopped in the middle of the street to talk to someone walking east on Maypole Avenue. As an officer opened his door, the person started running and shots were fired, he said.
“All of a sudden they were jumping out of the car,” Hannon said. “It wasn’t even six or seven seconds and they were shooting.”
Erwin Henry, 39, said he was visiting his friend from church when he heard shots and hid behind a tree. When he looked around, he saw an officer on the ground as another officer chased someone, he said.
“I grew up in this neighborhood. I was just hanging out, talking with one of the older guys that I go to church with sometimes. He was watching his vehicle,” Henry said. “At the same time we hear gunshots.
“Of course we try to get cover because it was close,” he said. “At that time, I ran to get a better look because I noticed it was officers we had just saw come through the neighborhood. I took cover behind a tree and I just saw the officer running in pursuit.”
At Loyola, the doctor who treated the officer who was shot said her husband is a Chicago police officer.
“The shot … could have been fatal,” said Dr. Kristen Donaldson. “Today we have seen gun violence in Chicago hit home, not only as a physician but as the wife of a Chicago police officer.
“I dread the day – and I don’t ever want to receive the phone call this officer’s family got today,” she said. “Thank God it was a good call, and he’ll be going home to his family.”
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A gunman fired 25 shots into a covert van carrying two plainclothes Chicago police officers from just a few feet away, showering them with shrapnel and wounding both last week, Cook County prosecutors revealed Monday. The gunman opened fire from the front passenger seat of a minivan but quickly jumped to the back, opened the…
Members of a Hispanic street gang pointed to two of their own in last week’s shooting of two plainclothes Chicago police officers, information that led to the arrest of one man involved in the attack and the identification of a second suspect who remains at large, police officials said Sunday. After officers tracked down some…