Sergeant Shoots Male Who Pulls "Cutting Instrument"

The male was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital with non-life threatening injuries

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    A Chicago Police sergeant on Tuesday evening shot a male who was allegedly fighting with police and resisting arrest and who pulled out a "cutting instrument" in the South Chicago neighborhood.

    The incident unfolded on the 8400 block of South Manistee Avenue at 6:23 p.m., according to a statement from the police department. South Chicago District said they approached a group of people and the male, whose age was not released, became combative.

    The male fought with the officers before he ran away, police said. A stun gun used by one officer didn't stop the male, and he ran into a nearby building.

    An assisting sergeant who arrived at the scene was confronted by the male in the vestibule of the building, police said.

    The sergeant shot him once in the right leg when the male tried to pull the item, which was described as a "cutting instrument."

    The male was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital with non-life threatening injuries, police said. An officer was also treated at a hospital for minor injuries to his left arm.

    Fraternal Order of Police spokesman Pat Camden could not provide further details on the shooting early Wednesday.

    The Independent Police Review Authority was investigating the shooting.

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