Armed Gunman Survives Police Shooting

Police say man pointed a gun at them, they fired at him and missed

A South Side man may be in a lot of trouble, but at least he's still alive.

Chicago police say David Villasenor, 21, came close to being gunned down by officers after he ran from them and then pulled a gun from his waistband.

Police, responding to a call of gang activity in the 11400 block of South Martin Luther King Drive Wednesday afternoon, saw Villasenor on a bicycle adjusting a handgun in his waistband. 

As officers attempted to detain the armed man, police say Villasenor dropped his bike and began running. Officers pursued him on foot, tracked him to the rear of a building on King Drive and ordered him to drop his weapon. 

According to police, Villasenor pointed the gun in the direction of the officers, at which time one cop fired toward the suspect and missed.

Villasenor got the message and dropped his gun, but still wasn't ready to give up.

He scaled a fence in the next yard, police say, and jumped into the hands of arresting officers.  The weapon was recovered at the scene and Villasenor was placed in custody.

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