Shooting - South Side
- A suspected robber was shot Friday morning on the South Side after a Chicago Police fugitive task force tracked him down, officials said.
The man was wanted for a holdup and a parole violation, [...].
Officers set up surveillance near 119th and Sangamon; when the man left a house, he spotted them and ran about 9:30 a.m., police said.
Chicago police investigate the scene near 118th and Sangamon Friday morning where a Chicago cop shot an armed suspected robber.
After a foot chase, the man pulled a gun, and an officer fired at him several times, striking the man in the lower abdomen. The suspect dropped the gun and tried to run again but collapsed.
He was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center where he was listed in stable condition after surgery, police said. The Independent Police Review Authority is investigating, which it does in every police-involved shooting, he said.
The community is already lining up behind the robber though:
- Police warned her not to leave the house and told her that the fugitive had thrown his gun onto her driveway after trying to climb a fence separating her side yard from a weedy patch of a vacant lot. Blood spattered trash and weeds lay at the base of the eight-foot fencing on the side opposite Michael’s house. Police also asked to see video from security cameras Michael had mounted on the side of her house.
“I didn’t see anything (on the tape) because it was on the other side of the fence,” Michael said, regarding the 30 feet or so between the fence and her driveway. “How he could be on the other side of the fence, and the gun could be over here, I’m still trying to puzzle out, but that’s what the police said.”
Um, they told you, he tossed the gun over the fence. You know, to avoid having the cops find it and charge him with it, along with the Attempted Murder/Aggravated Assault felonies that should put him behind bars for another day or two under the Prickwrinkle system. But you keep "puzzl[ing] out" that one Sherlock.