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Chicago police shoot man on balcony in Englewood

A Chicago police officer shot and wounded a man in the city’s Englewood neighborhood.

Officers responded to a call about a man waving a gun near 6100 S. Sangamon Monday night.

The man ran up to a balcony and put the gun to his head.

Officers say they tried to talk him down, but they say he made a threat instead.

“At that point the offender says you’re either going to have to shoot me or I’m going to shoot you,” said Fraternal Order of Police spokesman Patrick Camden.  “At that point he starts bringing the gun down and the officer, behind an SUV, fires two shots and hits the offender twice.”

Camden says the man told police he didn’t need help getting into the ambulance because he had been shot before.

No charges have been announced.

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