Man Wounded in Police-Involved Shooting

By Alexandria Fisher
|  Sunday, Apr 28, 2013  |  Updated 9:59 AM CDT
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A 30-year-old man was shot in the arm during a police-involved shooting early Sunday morning in the East Garfield Park neighborhood, officials said.

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A 30-year-old man was shot in the arm during a police-involved shooting early Sunday morning in the East Garfield Park neighborhood, officials said.

Police officers responded to a report of shots fired near the 3600 black of W. Franklin Boulevard where a female said a male offender pointed a large caliber gun at her.

The female victim directed police to a vehicle traveling northbound on Central Park Avenue and police pursued the vehicle. Once pulled over, police asked the man to raise his hands, but the man allegedly raised a sawed-off shotgun toward an officer near the passenger side of the vehicle, police said in a statement.

The officer fired at the man and struck him in the arm. The driver then tried to evade the officers, throwing his gun out the window and driving north on Central Park Avenue, but struck an elevation in the road near Potomac Avenue and landed on a viaduct, police said.

The man surrendered to police and was taken into custody and transported to John H. Stroger Hospital for treatment, officials said.

Police recovered the man’s weapon and narcotics during a search.

The incident is under investigation.
 

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