Shooting in 007
Chicago police shot and wounded a man following what began as a traffic stop and ended with the man pointing a handgun at officers, police and union officials said this morning.
No officers were injured in the shooting that occurred at about 12:20 a.m. in the 1200 block of West 58th Street, police said.
As police were removing the four men from the vehicle in order to search them, one of the men bolted and ran east, said police and Pat Camden, a spokesman for the Fraternal Order of Police, which represents the city's rank-and-file officers.
After the officers broadcast the man's description over police radio, two responding officers spotted a man fitting the description a short time later near 58th Street and Racine Avenue, officials said.
When those officers got out of their vehicle and approached, the man turned away with a handgun in his hand, Camden said. When the 33-year-old man pointed the gun in the officers' direction, one of the officers fired, striking the man in his left side, police said.