CHICAGO — A Chicago police officer shot a man after he pointed a gun toward police on the city’s West Side.
Area North Gang Enforcement officers were on a gang suppression mission around 9:40 p.m. Monday when they saw a man running toward their vehicle in the Austin neighborhood.
Officers say they got out of their vehicle and tried to stop and question the man, but he fled the scene. The man then tripped, stumbled, dropped a gun, picked it up, and aimed it at officers.
They shot him in the arm, but he kept running. He then managed to sneak into an open window of a family’s home in the 900 block of North Laramie.
The officers discovered the man hiding underneath a bed in the home and took him into custody.
Family members would not go on camera, but a cousin tells WGN-TV the suspect was found hiding under the bed of one of the children and their mother was left to clean up the blood the suspect left behind.
The man was taken to a hospital. His wounds aren’t life-threatening. Charges are still pending.
No one in the house was injured.