Teenager Charged With Shooting at State Trooper

During the chase, the boy fired one shot at the officer and the trooper returned fire

A 17-year-old boy was ordered held in custody on Monday after being accused of shooting at an Illinois State Police trooper near the Dan Ryan Expressway Saturday night on the South Side.

The officer saw a stolen vehicle at a gas station near 55th Street and Wells about 8:55 p.m., police said. The boy ran from the vehicle and the trooper chased him.

During the chase, the boy fired one shot at the officer and the trooper returned fire, police said. No one was injured as a result of the gunfire.

The suspect later fell to the ground and was taken into custody. A gun was recovered from the scene, police said.

The teen was charged as a juvenile with attempted murder, aggravated discharge of a firearm, aggravated unlawful use of a weapon, criminal trespass to a vehicle and aggravated assault, police said.

On Monday, a judge ordered him held in custody, according to the Cook County state’s attorney’s office. He is next due in court March 10.

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