Chicago Police

‘Armed Offender' Shot, Critically Wounded By Police: CPD

An armed offender was shot and critically wounded during an encounter with officers Wednesday afternoon in the South Side Washington Park neighborhood, according to Chicago Police.

Plain-clothes officers from the Grand Crossing District responded about 2:15 p.m. to a report of shots fired the 6100 block of South King Drive, where they confronted an armed, 24-year-old offender, police said.

One of the officers fired his weapon, striking the offender, police said.

The person was taken in critical condition to Stroger Hospital, according to police and Fire Media Affairs Director Larry Langford. A weapon was recovered at the scene.

The officers were wearing their body cameras, police said.

The Civilian Office of Police Accountability is conducting an investigation into the specifics of the incident and the police use of force, police said. The officers involved will be placed on routine administrative duties for a 30-day period.

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