Authorities: Man shot by police on South Side
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 and another person in the car, according to authorities.
Police pulled the car over on South South Chicago Avenue and had the man and a passenger outside the car when the driver tried to jump back into the car and fighting with police, authorities said.
The man had a gun in his waistband, police said, and kept reaching for it while trying to speed away from police. The kids were in the backseat of the car the entire time, police said.
The officer that jumped in the car, on the passenger side, shot the man in his abdomen, Fraternal Order of Police Spokesman Patrick Camden said. The car, a maroon-colored Jaguar, came to rest on the curb at the corner of South South Chicago and Harbor, near a viaduct.
The man was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center but his condition wasn’t available.
The officers were “a little banged up,” police said, and also taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center. Police didn’t consider the wounds serious.
A squad car heading to the scene was involved in a car accident at 95th Street and Ewing Avenue after officers called “10-1” over their radio, which is an alert used when an officer is in distress.
The extent of their injuries wasn’t immediately known. Check back for more information.
Peter Nickeas, Tribune Reporter