A man was shot by Chicago police in the South Chicago neighborhood early Saturday morning after taking off from a traffic stop with three kids in the car.
Police pulled the car over on South South Chicago Avenue near Harbor Avenue and had the man and a passenger outside the car when the driver fought with police and made it back into the car.
The man had a gun in his waistband and kept reaching for it while trying to speed away from police. The kids were in the backseat of the car the entire time
An officer jumped in the car, on the passenger side, while it was moving and shot the man in his abdomen, Fraternal Order of Police Spokesman Patrick Camden said. The car a Jaguar, came to rest on the curb at the corner of South South Chicago and Harbor.
The man was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center but his condition wasn't available.
The officers were "a little banged up" and also taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center. Police didn't consider the wounds serious.
The children were not injured