Police: Chicago cop shoots man who shot at pursuing officers

CHICAGO (AP) — A man being pursued by Chicago police officers fired shots at the pursuing officers before one of them returned fire, wounding the man, police said.

Chicago police Superintendent David Bown said no officers were struck by gunfire in Sunday night’s incident but the wounded man was hospitalized “with non-life-threatening injuries.”

Police said tactical officers working in Chicago’s West Garfield Park neighborhood tried to “conduct an investigative stop” on the man about 8:35 p.m. but he fled on foot and officers followed.

The man drew a gun and began shooting at the pursuing officers before one of the officers “returned fire,” striking the man, police said.

Police did not say how many times the man was shot, where on his body he was hit, the Chicago Tribune reported.

The officer who shot the man will be placed on administrative duties for a period of 30 days, as is routine.

The Civilian Office of Police Accountability will conduct a comprehensive use of force investigation of the officer’s actions.

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