Man Shot By Suburban Police Officer In Far South Side

October 03, 2018 - 6:51 am

CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- A man was shot by a southwest suburban police officer after rear-ending two police squad cars Wednesday morning in the Mount Greenwood neighborhood on the Far South Side.

About 3 a.m, an Alsip police officer fired shots at 25-year-old man during what was described as an altercation at the intersection of 115th Street and Pulaski Road, according to Chicago police.

The man, who was shot by an officer responding to him slamming his vehicle into the squad cars, was taken to a hospital in serious condition with gunshot wounds to his shoulder, police said. At least two other officers were taken to hospitals “for precautionary reasons.”

It was not immediately clear what department the squad cars in the wreck belonged to — or whether the male shot back or had fired first.

The car crash was characterized by CPD as an “aggravated assault.”

Though the shooting unfolded on the Chicago side of the Alsip and Mount Greenwood neighborhood border, no CPD officer discharged a weapon or was injured, Chicago police said.

Area South detectives and other law enforcement agencies were investigating.

Alsip police declined to provide further details about the shooting Wednesday morning.

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