Remember, there's always a gun on the scene of any incident - YOU bring it there:
- A shoplifter being arrested disarmed an officer and fired shots at police Saturday evening in Andersonville, but no officers were struck by gunfire, officials said.
The incident took place in the 5500 block of North Clark Street, near Clark Street and Catalpa Avenue, said Larry Merritt, a spokesman for the Independent Police Review Authority. Shots were fired at police, but no one was struck by the gunfire, he said.
Officers were arresting at least one shoplifter about 8 p.m. when one fought with police and disarmed an officer, firing shots, another official said, citing preliminary information.
It could not immediately be confirmed what other injuries the person who fired the gun or officers involved might have suffered.
Thank goodness it didn't end badly. Watch yourselves, your partner, your backup, and your prisoners.