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Man On Chicago’s West Side Shot By Police


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Police in the Austin neighborhood shot a man after he fled police and pointed a gun at them just after midnight, according to authorities.

Officers were in the area of 5000 W. Monroe Street when they heard gunfire and saw a car “traveling at a high rate of speed” away from the area.

At least one passenger fled the car when officers tried to pull it over and a chase ensued.

It’s not clear how many people were in the car, whether others were taken into custody or how old the occupants are. The Chicago Police Department’s office of news affairs would not elaborate on a statement it released Saturday morning.

While police were chasing the man, he “produced a weapon and turned toward officers,” according to the statement.

Police shot him.

The gunshot wound was not life-threatening and he’s being treated at an area hospital.

Source: Chicago Tribune


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