Police Chase, Shoot Teen

Suspect "refused to comply with their demands"

By Kimberly Podgorski
|  Friday, Mar 4, 2011  |  Updated 3:24 PM CDT
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Police Chase, Shoot Teen

Evanston police have shot and wounded a teenage boy suspected of firing several shots at a moving car.

Officers on routine patrol saw a 17-year-old boy firing a handgun at 1715 Dodge Ave around 8:00pm Friday, police said. 

According to a statement from Evanston Chief of Police Richard Eddington, the officers tried to confront the boy but he reportedly took off.  Police gave chase but slid on ice and crashed their vehicle into a fixed object. 

Neither officer was injured; they continued to pursue the boy on foot.

When the suspect "refused to comply with their demands," one of the officers discharged his weapon and shot the boy in his left shoulder, Eddington said. 

The teen was taken to North Shore University Health System in stable condition.

A handgun that was apparently used in the shooting was recovered at the scene, police said.

According to Evanston Police Department Protocol, the Integrity Unit of the Illinois State Police was summoned and arrived at the scene to conduct an investigation into the shooting.

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