Chicago Police

Man Shot by Officer in Home Invasion Was Dragging Woman: Police

A man shot by police as they investigated a home invasion on Chicago's Near West Side Wednesday night was dragging a woman into another room of the home when an officer walked in and shot him, police said. 

Officers were performing a well-being check around 6:30 p.m. in the 2000 block of West Washington Boulevard when they discovered a home invasion was taking place, authorities said.

The officers heard a gunshot fired inside the apartment. When they entered, they saw a 19-year-old suspect dragging a woman into another room and an officer opened fire. 

Officers said the man was holding a 23-year-old woman at gunpoint and had shot the woman in the arm. The suspect shot by police was suffered gunshot wounds to the the abdomen, authorities said.

Police said a weapon was recovered from the scene and the man was taken to hospital where his condition had stabilized. The woman was taken to the hospital in good condition. Both are expected to recover, officials said. 

A use of force investigation is under review from the Civilian Office of Police Accountability.

The officers involved will be placed on routine administrative duties for 30 days—as is customary following police-involved shootings.

An officer was also transported to the hospital to be evaluated after the shooting but was uninjured.

Police are also looking into the possibility the suspect may have confronted another neighbor with a gun. 

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