Chicago police wounded a man they saw wielding a TEC-9 pistol at the Altgeld Gardens housing complex on the city's Far South Side, late Sunday.
No officers were injured in the incident that occurred just before 9 p.m. in
the 13100 block of South Langley Avenue, according police and the Fraternal
Order of Police.
District officers were on routine patrol in the area when they spotted a man
standing near a fenced area on South Langley and approached him for a street
interview, said Pat Camden, an FOP spokesman.
As the officers approached,
the man walked away quickly, prompting the officers to split up to cut off the
The officers followed the man into a
fenced-off area where they saw him "barricade himself" behind a dumpster,
appearing to raise and lower a firearm behind it, Camden said.
officers identified themselves and demanded the man drop his weapon, Camden
When the man refused, continuing to raise and lower the weapon, one of the
officers fired a shot, Camden said.
The shot hit the man in the foot and
the man was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn with non-serious
Camden said that police recovered the TEC-9 at the scene