Chicago shooting: CPD officer shoots armed individual after struggle on May Street in Back of the Yards, police say

Chicago shooting: CPD officer shoots armed individual after struggle on May Street in Back of the Yards, police say

CHICAGO (TOC) — A Chicago police officer shot somebody who was holding a gun Thursday evening within the South Aspect Again of the Yards neighborhood, in response to CPD.

Two officers from the Group Security Crew responded simply after 11 p.m. to a ShotSpotter alert, which alerts regulation enforcement of gunfire, within the 5300-block of South Could Road and located a gaggle of individuals on the location.

Video from the scene exhibits pressure between police and bystanders.

Officers struggled with an armed particular person, and an officer shot the individual, CPD mentioned.

The suspect was taken to the College of Chicago Medical Heart in crucial situation.

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A weapon was recovered, and there have been no officers injured.

Sources have mentioned the individual wounded is a male suspect, however the individual’s age was unclear Friday morning.

One witness described these tense moments earlier than police arrived. He mentioned he lives by the scene and had simply gotten house from work, as individuals had been gathered close by.

“We heard them down there having a great time, after which after that we heard pictures firing, and after that it was like complete chaos, complete chaos,” Harry Williams mentioned. “So we had been sitting in our house, and we heard a pair ‘pow, pow, pows,’ and hastily we heard like over 100 pictures. It needed to be an automated weapon or an assault rifle. But it surely was so loud. I informed my household to duck, you already know, this was so near house. You really want to take care proper now as a result of that is method too shut.”

Damaged glass, crime scene tape and a single shoe might be seen within the space the following day.

The Civilian Workplace of Police Accountability is investigating the incident. Anybody with info is requested to name COPA at 312-746-3609.

The officer concerned might be positioned on routine administrative duties for 30 days.

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