Just past midnight, a probationary police officer shot a man who raised a gun toward him after he and other officers saw him firing shots near Marquette Road and Rhodes Avenue in the Park Manor neighborhood.
Fraternal Order of Police spokesman Patrick Camden said the man was celebrating New Year's Eve by firing shots even though he was on home monitoring for a conviction for unlawful use of a weapon.
“You gotta wonder, home monitoring for UUW. And he’s out with a gun and police saw him and he’s not gonna drop the gun," Camden said. "Typical New Year’s Eve (stuff)."
Police said the probationary officer, riding with a supervisor, saw the man firing the gun. They chased him and the man pointed a gun toward the officers. Officers opened fire and the man was hit at least once in the thigh. He was taken in good condition to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County.