Man Shot by Alsip Police after Ramming Squad Cars

(Fox) A person was shot by a southwest suburban police officer after rear-ending two police squad cars Wednesday morning in the Mount Greenwood neighborhood on the Far South Side.

About 3 a.m, an Alsip police officer fired shots at a male during what was described as an altercation at the intersection of 115th Street and Pulaski Road, according to Chicago police.

The male, who was shot by an officer responding to him slamming his vehicle into the squad cars, was taken to a hospital in an unknown condition, police said. At least two other officers were taken to hospitals “for precautionary reasons.”

It was not immediately clear what department the squad cars in the wreck belonged to — or whether the male shot back or had fired first.

The car crash by the male was characterized by CPD as an “aggravated assault.”

Though the shooting unfolded on the Chicago side of the Alsip and Mount Greenwood neighborhood border, no CPD officer discharged a weapon or was injured, Chicago police said.

Area South detectives and other law enforcement agencies were investigating.

Illinois State Police, the Cook County sheriff’s office and Alsip police did not immediately respond to request for comment.

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