Chicago police shoot man after he flees during South Side street stop

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CHICAGO — A man was shot by Chicago police during a street stop with tactical officers on the city’s South Side after police said he took off running into an alley from the stop.

Police did not reveal what the motive behind the tactical officers stopping and shooting a man was and offered very few details, but did tweet a photo of a gun recovered at the scene.

No officers were injured in the incident.

Police said the incident happened around 9:30 p.m. Sunday near the 4500 block of South Drexel Avenue when tactical officers tried to engage a street stop with two men. At that moment, one of the men took off running into an alley, according to police.

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That person was then shot in the leg by a tactical officer. The department did not reveal why the shot was fired, but said the man was placed in custody and aid was rendered immediately.

The man was taken to University of Chicago Hospital in good condition with a gunshot wound to the leg.

The Civilian Office of Police Accountability will be investigating the shooting and the two officers involved in the incident will be placed on administrative duty for the next 30 days.

COPA has confirmed that investigators were on scene and that bodycam footage of the incident exists. Per Chicago’s video release policy, footage will be released within 60 days of the incident.

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