Man shot at unoccupied Chicago police squad car, prosecutors say

CHICAGO — A man charged with shooting at an unoccupied Chicago police squad car will appear in bond court Saturday.

Police allege Joshua Carrasquillo, 25, opened fired on a squad car parked in the 7100 block of West Diversey Avenue on Thursday. Prosecutors said Carrasquillo is a convicted felon and known gang member.

When officers tried to arrest Carrasquillo, police said, he kicked and twisted an officer’s arm. Officers then found a gun in Carrasquillo’s pocket at the time of his arrest. Police also said Carrasquillo bit the leg of a lockup officer while being processed.

Carrasquillo is charged with reckless discharge of a firearm, possession of a weapon by a felon, aggravated battery against a peace officer and criminal damage to property.

He is slated to appear in bond court Saturday.

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