- A male was shot by Chicago Police officers Friday night in the South Shore neighborhood.
The shooting happened about 11 p.m. near East 74th Street and South Merrill Avenue, according to preliminary information from police.
Grand Crossing District tactical officers on patrol in the area of East 71st Street and South Paxton Avenue heard shots fired and saw a vehicle speeding away from the area, police Deputy Chief Dana Alexander told reporters at the scene.
The officers gave chase and, near 74th and Merrill, a male bailed from the vehicle with a weapon in his hand, Alexander said.
The officers ordered him to drop the weapon, but instead he turned around and pointed the gun at them, Alexander said. The officers fired two shots, striking the male.
Weapon recovered and cops okay - well done Officers.