An Englewood man was arrested Saturday after police struck him with an unmarked squad car as he was allegedly fleeing the scene of a robbery.
Demetrice Allen, 28, of the 6100 block of South Morgan Street, has been charged with unlawful use of a weapon by a felon, battery and aggravated assault of police officers in connection with a robbery. Prosecution alleges Allen shot a 30-year-old Food Mart employee in the shoulder twice before fleeing the scene, the Chicago Tribune reports.
Police were called to a Food Mart on the 5900 block of South Morgan Street after shots were fired and Allen was seen leaving with a blue steel revolver in his hands, according to police records. Officers allege they followed Allen to an alley where he pointed a gun at them. Fearing for their safety, officers ran into Allen with the police car.
Allen appeared in Cook County bond court Sunday with his head wrapped in a bandage. His bond was set for $250,000.
The Food Mart employee that was shot was released from St. Bernard Hospital after being treated, police say.