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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 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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Video released Tuesday shows a pair of Chicago Police officers gunning down an armed man seconds after seeing him shoot two people outside a Homan Square bar.
The video from the early morning hours of Nov. 25, 2016, was captured by surveillance cameras across the street from Skybox. The grainy footage shows the intersection of Harrison and Central Park Avenue. Jeffrey J. Banks, 35, can be seen running while hunched over, as 37-year-old Cleotha Mitchell follows him at a walking pace, firing a pistol.
Banks slumps to the pavement even as a CPD SUV swerves into the intersection behind Mitchell. Mitchell continues to walk toward Banks and stands over him as the officers leap out of the vehicle with their guns raised.
Mitchell turns toward the officers and appears to move toward them, then collapses onto the ground as he is shot. A man running from the direction of the club throws himself over Banks’ body as other police vehicles begin to flood the intersection.
The video was one of six posted to the website of the Independent Police Review Authority, just ahead of the 60-day deadline for the agency to release video of a police shooting. The agency also posted eight audio files and four written reports. IPRA has not yet issued a report on the shooting, spokeswoman Mia Sissac said. A warning posted alongside the video file warns that graphic images of the shooting occur at about the 5:25 mark.
Banks, of the 400 block of Salem Square in Bolingbrook, and Mitchell were pronounced dead at the scene. Police recovered a weapon at the scene as well, police said.
Police said Mitchell also had shot a second man in the arm before killing Banks. Neither of the officers, identified in reports released Tuesday as Eric James and Ricky L. Page, was injured.
In brief a statement on the report outlining the circumstances of the shooting, Page wrote “WALKED TOWARDS PARTNER WITH GUN IN HAND, IMMEDIATELY AFTER MURDERING
VICTIM,” and James wrote “AFTER SHOOTING VICTIM OFFENDER WALKED IN THE DIRECTION OF OFFICER WITH GUN IN HAND.”
The officers’ supervisor’s initial report said the shooting was in line with CPD policy on use of deadly force.
The video seems to align with the account police officials gave immediately after the shooting. Police said James and Page heard gunshots and raced to the intersection, where they witnessed the shooting before opening fire on Mitchell.
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