Teen shot by Chicago police after speeding toward officers on West Side

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CHICAGO — A teenager was injured in a police-involved shooting on the West Side.

The incident happened just before 11:30 p.m. Wednesday at a Shell gas station in the 3900 block of West Roosevelt Road.

Officers said the teen was sitting in a parked SUV that matched the description of a vehicle wanted in a shooting earlier in the day.

Police said an officer approached the vehicle and the suspect accelerated, hitting a squad car and a fence.

“Police approached on foot to investigate, at which time the driver sped up toward the policeman, striking a police car and a fence,” Sergeant Al Steinites said.

An officer pulled out his weapon and fired a shot, hitting the suspect in the wrist.

The teen was transported to Mount Sinai Hospital in stable condition. No officers were injured.

Security camera footage shows the SUV going into the gas station. It’s then followed by two police SUVs. The officer who fired the single shot was also wearing a camera.

The officer involved has been placed on administrative leave.

The Civilian Office of Police Accountability (COPA) has taken over the investigation.


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