18-year-old South Side man charged in police-involved shooting

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CHICAGO — Chicago Police said Sunday that they have charged a man in a police-involved shooting that took place early Saturday morning.

According to a statement released Wednesday, police charged Darell Robertson, 18, of the 7200 block of S. Wentworth Ave., with three felony accounts of attempted first-degree murder, one felony count of possession of a stolen vehicle and one felony count of unauthorized use of a weapon.

Police say officers were on patrol in the area of the 1300 block of W. 73rd St. Saturday when they observed a vehicle attempting to park illegally. They conducted a plate check that revealed the vehicle to be stolen, according to the statement.
When the officers approached, Robertson attempted to flee, striking their squad car and other parked vehicles.
Robertson then reached into his jacket, at which time officers noticed he was carrying a handgun, according to the statement. Police then fired at Robertson, striking him.

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