CHICAGO — A man is in police custody after a shooting involving the Chicago Police Department in West Pullman earlier Wednesday evening.
According to police, a 52-year-old man left his residence several times in the 100 block of West 126th Place armed with a shotgun and a revolver. Each time he left his residence, he fired shots at his neighbors and at one point hit one of his neighbors, who was outside his own residence working on his car.
The neighbor who was shot was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in unknown condition where he is undergoing surgery for his wounds.
Once police arrived on scene, they observed the offender with a revolver in his hand. According to police, they repeatedly tried to use de-escalation tactics to get the offender to surrender his weapon, which he did not.
The offender then walked away from the scene where he engaged another group of officers, who again tried to use de-escalation tactics and were unsuccessful. The offender then pointed the revolver at an uninvolved civilian and threatened them, at which point two officers opened fire.
The offender was shot in the finger and taken into custody with non-life-threatening injuries.
Police said they recovered two weapons at the scene, a shotgun and a revolver.
According to police, there appears to be no pre-meditated motive for the shooting.
The two officers involved in the shooting will be placed on 30-day administrative duty.