Police say a teen pointed a gun at officers near 82nd Street and Drexel Avenue around midnight after they responded to a call of a robbery.
The officers had just questioned someone on the street when the person came
running back saying he had been robbed.
The person pointed out the 16-year-old as the robber, and one of the officers
ran after him while the other officer gave chase in the squad car, according to
Pat Camden, a spokesman for the Fraternal Order of Police.
The foot chase went into a gangway and the 16-year-old fired at the officer
The suspect kept running and again pointed his gun at police while trying to
hop a fence and an officer returned fire, hitting the teen in the head.
He was taken in critical condition to Stroger Hospital, Camden said. A gun
was recovered at the scene