Another Police Shooting Leaves Suspect Injured

Suspect said to have pointed a weapon at officers

Another person who allegedly pointed a weapon at police has been shot by officers.

A 22-year-old man was shot after leading police on a foot chase in the West Englewood neighborhood Monday night.

Police responding to a call of a man with a gun, found a person fitting the description of the suspect on South Winchester Avenue.  The man tried to run from officers and, at some point during the ensuing chase, turned a weapon on police.

An officer fired at the suspect and struck him in the leg.

The suspect was taken into custody and then to an area hospital in "stable" condition for treatment. A weapon was recovered at the scene and no police officers were injured, according to Police News Affairs.

Over the weekend, police shot a female suspect on the Gold Coast after she allegedly grabbed at an officer's gun.

Last week, a teenager was shot and killed by officers while fleeing from the scene of a multiple shooting in a South Shore grocery store Wednesday night.  Police say the 18-year-old pointed a gun at pursuing officers.

Earlier that same day, a lone stick-up man was shot and killed by Chicago police at a gas station near the Chicago-Harwood Heights border.  The man was suspected in a number of recent robberies in the area, and was thought to be committing another when he was killed.

The Independent Police Review Authority, which investigates all shootings involving Chicago police officers, is probing the most recent incident, as well.

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