Two Guns Recovered after ICE Agent Shoots Man in Belmont Cragin Neighborhood

Federal agents recovered two weapons after shooting a man who pointed a gun at them while they were serving a warrant at a Northwest Side home, according to a source familiar with the investigation.

The wounded man’s family has said he did not have a gun when an agent for Immigration and Customs Enforcement shot him in the left arm at his home in the 6100 block of West Grand Avenue around 6:20 a.m. Monday.

But a source said the agents recovered a gun from the man and found another handgun in the brick home in the Belmont Central neighborhood.

The ICE agents had been serving a warrant against the man’s son when his 53-year-old father aimed a gun at them, the source said. He was taken in serious condition to Stroger Hospital.

The man’s attorney, Thomas Hallock, said Tuesday that family members who were in the home at the time did not see him with a gun.

“There was no gun in his hand. There was no gun next to him,” said Hallock, citing what the man’s family told him.

The family claimed that the man has a “gun card,” Hallock said, apparently referring to a firearm owner’s identification card. Authorities were trying to determine Tuesday if the man had a valid FOID card.

ICE has released few details of the incident, including why they were serving the warrant. The man’s son is fighting felony gun possession charges, but it was not known whether Monday’s raid was related to that.

The son was among seven or eight relatives removed from the home and detained briefly at the Grand Central District station. He was eventually released, according to Hallock, who also represents the son.

ICE has said its Office of Professional Responsibility will review the shooting.

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