Man Charged in Chase that Injured 2 Cops

Terry Pruitt, 23, is being held on an assault and weapons charge

By Lacey McCraney
|  Wednesday, Dec 28, 2011  |  Updated 7:27 AM CDT
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A 23-year-old man faces charges following a shooting and chase early Tuesday that left two Chicago Police officers injured.

Terry Pruitt, 23, of the 7300 block of South Hermitage Avenue, was charged Wednesday with two counts of aggravated assault on police officers and one count of illegal weapons possession. He's scheduled to be in court Wednesday morning.

Chicago Police say the two officers were patrolling in the 7100 block of South Ashland when they saw one man shooting at another man at a gas station.

A brief chase followed and ended when the officer's squad car collided with the apparent getaway car.

After the crash, the officers took the suspected gunman, who they say is Pruitt, and two other men into custody. The other two men have yet to be charged.

Fraternal Order of Police spokesman Pat Camden said Pruitt shot and wounded a 19-year-old man in the shoulder at point-blank range.

The officers were treated and released from the hospital Tuesday morning.

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