A person was wounded in a police-involved shooting in the Grand Crossing neighborhood late this morning.
The shooting occurred around 11 a.m. in the area of the 1500 block of East 77th Street. Police said no officer was injured.
The person was taken in serious-to-critical condition to Stroger Hospital
A man was shot and wounded by police after he led officers on a chase through yards and alleys of the Grand Crossing neighborhood on the South Side, then crouched and pointed a gun.
The person was taken in serious-to-critical condition to Stroger Hospital, according to Fire Department spokesman Will Knight. No officers were injured when the man, believed to be 21, was shot, a police union spokesman said.
The shooting occurred around 11 a.m. around the 1500 block of East 77th Street.
Grand Crossing District tactical officers were near 75th Street and Stony Island Avenue when they saw a man walking while holding his side, according to Patrick Camden, spokesman for Chicago Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 7. The officers approached the man to question him and he took off running, Camden said.
Police chased him through yards and alleys until they reached the 1500 block of East 77th Street, Camden said.
As one officer went through the alley, his partner looked around in front of a home, where he saw the man crouching "in an ambush position," Camden said. The man pointed a gun at the officer, Camden said.
The officer fired and hit the man, Camden said. A .380-caliber semiautomatic handgun was found at the scene, he said.