Police stated that early on Sunday they came across a “armed offender” while conducting an investigation in the 7200 block of South Artesian Avenue.
Early on Sunday morning, a Chicago police officer reportedly shot an armed teenager in the Chicago Lawn area.
Around 1:50 a.m., officers encountered a “armed offender” while “performing an investigation” in the 7200 block of South Artesian Avenue, according to a statement from Chicago police.
According to police, a cop shot at the individual and hit him. The police claim that the suspect did not fire his firearm.
According to Larry Merritt, a spokesman for the Chicago Fire Department, the Comer Children’s Hospital received a male teenage shooting victim. Merritt reported that his condition had stabilised.
The person’s age was not disclosed by the police. Since the child was brought to a paediatric trauma clinic, Merritt did not know the child’s actual age but stated that he was 15 years old or less.
Photos shared on social media by police spokesperson Tom Ahern showed a pistol with an extended magazine and a rifle, which the police claimed were recovered.
Police reported that an officer who had been transported to a hospital for observation was doing well.
Requests for more information from the Civilian Office of Police Accountability, which was looking into the shooting, went unanswered.
According to departmental protocol, the officer who fired the bullets will perform administrative tasks for 30 days, according to the police.