Man Charged in Shooting of Chicago Police Officer

A man was charged Wednesday with seven felony counts in connection with the shooting of a police officer Monday afternoon. 

Rafael Martir-Ubiles, 25, of the 2400 block of S St Louis Ave, has been charged with: 

  • One felony count of Aggravated Battery to a Peace Officer
  • One felony count of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm by Street Gang Member on Person
  • One felony count of Reckless Conduct causing Great Bodily Harm
  • Two felony counts Resisting/Obstructing a Peace Officer
  • One felony count of Aggravated Assault with a weapon to a Peace Officer
  • One felony count of Aggravated Unlawful Possession of a Loaded Firearm with out a FOID card

The officer was shot and another officer injured in Chicago's Little Village neighborhood on Monday shortly before 4:30 p.m., police said. 

The officer was shot in the shoulder during a foot pursuit of an armed man near the 2300 block of South Trumbull Avenue. A second officer suffered a minor cut to his hand, according to Chicago Police Supt. Eddie Johnson.

A Chicago police officer was shot and another officer was injured while chasing an armed suspect in Chicago’s Little Village neighborhood Monday afternoon, authorities said. Katie Kim and Trina Orlando report.

Johnson said both officers were on routine patrol when they saw three people who appeared to be doing something suspicious. As they approached the group, one man fled the scene. 

At some point during the foot chase, an officer was shot. The suspect was hit with a Taser by that officer's partner and taken into custody, Johnson said. 

The officer shot did not suffer life-threatening injuries.

"This is an example of officers being proactive, doing what we want them to do, the right way, and this happens to them," Johnson said. "But again, that just illustrates that we have too many guns out here on the streets of Chicago."

The other two suspects fled the scene and remain at large. 

This marks the fifth time this year that a Chicago police officer has been shot in the line of duty. That's up from zero at this time last year. 

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