Police-involved shooting on Far South Side under investigation

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CHICAGO -- The ugliness of Chicago's violence has once again ruined what would otherwise be a beautiful day.

Police and U.S. Marshals say they were trying to execute a search warrant this morning on the Far South Side when the suspect, identified as 22-year-old Terrick Beaslee, took off. Beaslee was wanted for robbery and probation violations.

During the foot chase the offender stopped and pointed a weapon at an officer, according to police. That officer opened fire; witnesses heard one to three shots fired. The man was hit in the stomach, but he’s in stable condition at Christ Medical Center. His family says they’ve gotten no updated information.

A witness who didn’t want to be identified told us police searched her yard after the shooting. Police say they did find a gun.

No one in the neighborhood seemed to know Beaslee or why police were chasing him. They do know they are sick of hearing gunshots, no matter who they come from.

“When you live in this neighborhood and you have a 4-year-old who knows what a gunshot is something needs to be done,” one resident said.

The officer who shot Beaslee will be placed on administration duty for the 30 days per the department’s policy. The Independent Police Review Authority is also investigating.