Man Shot By University Of Chicago Cop Last Year Missing From Irving Park

Sun-Times Media Wire
September 18, 2019 - 7:00 am
Charles Soji Thomas

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CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- A man who was shot by University of Chicago campus police last year has been reported missing from the Northwest Side.

Charles “Soji” Thomas, 23, was last seen Sept. 5 leaving his home in the 3800 block of North Springfield Avenue, Chicago police said in a missing person alert.

He is 5-foot-11, 180 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes, police said. It is not known what he was last seen wearing.

Thomas was shot by a University of Chicago police officer in April 2018 after smashing car windows and charging toward the officer holding a metal pole. His mother said she believes her son was suffering a psychiatric episode at the time of the shooting.


“The University community shares in the concern over this incident, and we hope for Mr. Thomas’ safe return,” university officials wrote in a statement regarding the missing person investigation.

A website has been created providing additional photos and information about Thomas.

Anyone with information is asked to call Area North detectives at 312-744-8266.

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