Charges for Assailant
- A 16-year-old boy who was shot by Chicago Police Friday evening in the West Englewood neighborhood on the South Side has been charged.
The teen was charged as a juvenile with aggravated assault of a peace officer with a weapon and unlawful use of a weapon, according to Chicago Police. His name was not released because of his age.
Englewood District tactical officers patrolling in the 1600 block of West 71st Street about 7:30 p.m. Friday saw a group of males standing in the alley and, as they approached, one teen ran away while holding his side, according to a statement from police.
The officers gave chase and during the pursuit the teen turned and pointed a gun at the officers, prompting one to shoot him, police said.
A “young male adult” was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn in critical condition, according to Chicago Fire Department Cmdr. Frank Velez.
A weapon was recovered at the scene and no officers were injured in the shooting, police said.
Notice how the media calls him a "16-year-old boy" while the CFD brass correctly calls him a "young male adult." We'd also add "multiple felony arrestee and veteran of the system" to be more accurate.