Police investigating the smell of weed smoke in the Chatham neighborhood ended up shooting a man they chased down an alley after he refused a command to drop his gun.
Police said the wound was not
life threatening. He was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center.
Police saw the man standing at the mouth of an alley on 86th Street just east
of Rhodes Avenue and tried to stop him about 1 a.m. because they smelled
The man took off north in the alley holding his side and one officer jumped
out after him. The other tracked the chase north on Rhodes in his
The man they were chasing tried to cut between two houses and was confronted
in the gangway by the officers, who ordered him to drop a gun.
He didn't, and police shot him.