Police Shoot Man Near United Center

Sunday, Jun 5, 2011  |  Updated 10:13 AM CDT
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Police Shoot Man Near United Center

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Chicago police shot a man who they say tried to hit an officer with a car.

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Police responding to a burglary in progress shot a man, who then allegedly hit an officer with a car he was driving near the United Center Sunday morning.

Police shot a man about 6:45 a.m. in the 2000 block of West Monroe Street, according to police News Affairs Officer Michael Sullivan. Sullivan said the incident occurred as police were responding to a burglary in progress call.

After the officer shot the man, that man then allegedly hit an officer in the leg with the vehicle he was driving, police said.

The man was taken to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County, Sullivan said.

Fire Media Affairs Chief Kevin MacGregor said the suspect's condition was serious.

A second person was taken in fair condition to Rush University Medical Center, according to MacGregor. Sullivan did not know whether any officers have been injured.

MacGregor did not know the genders or what kind of injuries the two suffered.

The Independent Police Review Authority and Harrison Area detectives are investigating.

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