...and Another Shooting
- Chicago police shot and wounded a man who, according to a police union official, advanced an officer while wielding a tire iron late Sunday night in the South Austin neighborhood on the city's West Side.
No officers were injured in the shooting that occurred just before 11:30 p.m. in am alley in the 200 block of North Lockwood Avenue, according to Chicago police and the Independent Police Review Authority.
Officers assigned to violence reduction in the area stopped to question four men in an alley near Fulton Street and Lockwood Avenue when two of the men ran away, said Pat Camden, a spokesman for the Fraternal Order of Police, which represents the department's rank-and-file officers.
As the officers chased after the fleeing men, one of the cops hopped a fence to search a nearby alley when he was accosted, according to Camden.
"All of a sudden the bad guy jumps out of the bushes with a tire iron in his hand," Camden said.
"Needless to say, he got shot," Camden said.
All officers are OK.