Robbery Suspect Struck By Squad Car

An Englewood man was arrested in connection with a robbery after being hit by a squad car

By Britni Day
|  Monday, Apr 18, 2011  |  Updated 10:29 AM CDT
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Demetrice Allen, 28, of Englewood was arrested in connection with a shooting that happened at a Food Mart on the 5900 block of South Morgan Street. Police allege as they followed Allen into an alley he pulled a gun and officers were forced to hit him with their squad car.

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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.    

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