- A man is in critical condition early Sunday after being shot by a Chicago Police officer in the Back of the Yards neighborhood on the South Side.
Police responded to the 4700 block of South Ada for a gang disturbance about 10:50 p.m., said Deputy Chief Carlos Velez, citing preliminary information. Officers saw several people, including a man armed with a handgun, Velez said.
When police responded to the scene, one man from the group began running, said Fraternal Order of Police spokesman Pat Camden. One officer got out of squad car chased the man, Camden said.
“The officer repeatedly told him to drop his gun,” Camden said. “Instead, he turns with the gun and points it at the officer. He had no choice but to defend himself. And the officer opened fire.”
Gun recovered. No marches scheduled. Nice job Officer.