Officer Shoots Armed Person in Dollar Store Parking Lot: Chicago Police

A Chicago police officer shot and seriously wounded a person who pointed a gun at him in a parking lot on Chicago's South Side Monday night, according to police.

The incident took place shortly after 9:30 p.m. in the 7900 block of South Yates Blvd in the South Chicago neighborhood, CPD said in a statement.

A 4th District officer was sitting inside his marked vehicle in the parking lot of a dollar store between calls, according to police, when an armed offender approached him.

Authorities said the officer shot the offender, who was taken to the University of Chicago Hospital in serious condition.

A weapon was recovered from the scene, according to police, who did not release further details on the incident.

The officer was placed on routine administrative duties for 30 days, as is customary in all police-involved shootings.

The incident remains under investigation by the Civilian Office of Police Accountability.

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