Teen charged after trading gunfire with CPD officers during Belmont Cragin chase; COPA investigating

Teen charged after trading gunfire with CPD officers during Belmont Cragin chase; COPA investigating

CHICAGO — A 17-year-old boy was charged after exchanging gunfire with Chicago cops in Belmont Cragin on the Northwest Facet Thursday night time, authorities mentioned.

Nobody was injured within the incident, which occurred simply after 11 p.m. when the officers responded to a name of photographs fired within the 2200 block of North Lamon Avenue, police mentioned.

They noticed a 17-year-old boy who matched the outline on the decision and, after a quick chase, one of many officers fired as soon as and didn’t strike the teenager, in keeping with a police assertion. The gunman additionally fired however nobody was hit.

The boy was taken into custody and a handgun was recovered from him, police mentioned. One other handgun was discovered within the space, police mentioned.

The teenager was charged with aggravated use of a weapon and aggravated assault of an officer, police mentioned. His title wasn’t launched due to his age.

The Civilian Workplace of Police Accountability was investigating the capturing.

(Supply: Solar-Instances Media Wire – Copyright Chicago Solar-Instances 2021.)

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