CHICAGO — A man is in critical but stable condition after Chicago police officers shot him after he shot at them during a foot chase.
The incident happened around 6:45 p.m. Saturday in the 2400 block of East 72nd Street.
Officers were conducting a narcotics investigation when the man ran from officers, Interim Superintendent Fred Waller said. During the foot chase, the man fired shots at officers and officers returned fire.
The man was shot in the left side of the body and taken to University of Chicago Medical Center where he is currently in critical but stable condition after surgery, Waller said.
Witnesses told WGN they saw officers chasing the individual before the shooting took place. They said they called 911 to get him an ambulance.
Chicago police said no officers were injured, but one officer was taken to the hospital for shortness of breath and is ok, Waller said.
“We got very lucky today. Citizens got lucky because one of the rounds went into a residence,” Waller said.
According to preliminary information, Chicago police said an officer responding to the scene on East 72nd Street was involved in a crash near 71st and Cornell.
The incident was captured on body cameras, Waller said.
A gun and narcotics were also found at the scene, police said.
COPA is investigating and asked anyone with information to contact them online.
WGN is actively following the incident and will update as CPD provides more information on the incident.