Morgan Park

Gunman shot during struggle with Chicago police officers in Morgan Park

A gunman was shot during a struggle with multiple Chicago police officers Friday evening in the Morgan Park neighborhood on the city's South Side, according to authorities.

The shooting was reported before 6 p.m. in the 1100 block of West 111th Street near South Aberdeen Street.

Fred Waller, interim superintendent of the Chicago Police Department, said officers saw an individual with a gun on the sidewalk and attempted to stop them. Officers pursued the suspect, and at some point, a struggle over a weapon ensued, and two gunshots were fired, police said.

The suspect sustained a gunshot wound and was taken to an area hospital in critical condition.

The Chicago Police Department's civilian oversight agency, COPA, is leading the investigation. The agency urged anyone with information about the incident to call its office at 312-746-3609.

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