Five Time Convicted Felon Charged with Shooting Police Officer in East Chatham

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 8100 block of South Maryland Avenue, police said.

When the officers approached, one of the people ran into an apartment building stairwell with a gun. Officers chased after him, and during a struggle for the weapon, Maggette shot the officer in the hand, police said.

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 in good condition early Sunday. Maggette was taken to Stroger Hospital and remained hospitalized there on Monday.

Maggette, of the Chatham neighborhood, was paroled May 12, according to the Illinois Department of Corrections.

The officers involved in the shooting 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.

Article Org: Chicago.suntimes.com

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