One person was seriously injured when a Chicago Police officer fired on a suspect in the Cragin neighborhood this afternoon.
The Independent Police Review Authority was notified around 6 p.m. of a
shooting that happened about 5:20 p.m. involving a police officer firing upon
someone near Lavergne Avenue and Roscoe Street.
No officers were injured.
One person was taken in serious-to-critical condition to Advocate Illinois
Masonic Medical Center following the shooting
About 5:30 p.m., Grand Central District officers monitored a description over
the radio of a vehicle wanted in connection with a burglary in the 6100 block of
West Belmont Avenue, and when a sergeant spotted a vehicle fitting the
description of a suspect, a pursuit began.
That sergeant, joined by another sergeant, tried to pull the vehicle over in
the 5600 block of West Roscoe Street and when the sergeant exited his vehicle,
the suspect put the vehicle in reverse and intentionally rammed the assisting
sergeant's squad car in an attempt to flee
As the sergeant on foot approached the vehicle, the suspect accelerated
forward toward the sergeant twice, the statement said. As a result of this
action, and in fear of his life, the sergeant discharged his weapon and struck
the driver, who was subsequently placed into custody and transported to an area
hospital for his injuries.