Police: Man wounded in shootout with cops
A man was shot during an exchange of gunfire with Chicago police Sunday in Englewood on the South Side, authorities said.
About 2:30 p.m., officers responded to a call of a person with a gun in an alley near the 5700 block of South Racine and saw a man matching the description take off on foot, Deputy Chief Yolanda Talley told reporters. During an ensuing chase, the man, thought to be in his late teens or early 20s, allegedly turned to the officers and fired shots.
Officers then returned fire and struck the suspect, who was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center in an unknown condition, Talley said. He remains in police custody.
A gun was recovered at the scene, according to Talley.
No officers were injured in the shooting, though Talley said three were being evaluated at a hospital. The shooting wasn’t captured on police body cameras, she said.
About an hour after the shootout, neighbors engaged in a standoff with officers that Talley described as “very hostile.”
“Emotions were running high. They were responding to misinformation,” Talley said.
During the incident, one officer was maced and another suffered a shoulder injury, Talley said. The first officer was taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, and the other was treated at the scene. A brick was also lobbed through the window of a police vehicle, she said.
Two people were arrested in the aftermath of the confrontation, Talley said.