CHICAGO — For the second time in a week, a Chicago police officer shot an armed man inside a West Side police facility, Supt. David Brown said Wednesday.
Shortly before 1 p.m., a man walked into the lobby of the CPD’s Ogden District station, 3315 W. Ogden, and began “mumbling and ranting,” Brown said during a press conference Wednesday afternoon at CPD headquarters.
Officers assigned to the station’s front desk saw the man had a plastic bag in his hand, and one officer noticed what looked like the barrel of a gun protruding from the bag, Brown said.
“The offender shouts and rants anti-police sentiment and then begins pointing the gun at the officers working the front desk in the lobby of the 10th District. As this occurs, officers draw their weapons, fire their weapons.”
Brown said the man was taken to a nearby hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. He added that up to three officers fired at the man, who has not yet been identified.
The shooting occurred less than two weeks after police shot another man inside the CPD’s Homan Square facility. That man allegedly scaled five flights of the building’s fire escape before he grabbed two guns off a table and pointed them at officers. That man was shot and wounded, and he now faces several felony charges.
Given the two shootings inside CPD facilities in less than two weeks, Brown said the department is re-evaluating security policies at CPD properties across the city.
Watch the entire press conference in the video player below: