CHICAGO - Authorities charged a 19-year-old Chicago man with 9 felonies, including 5 counts of attempted murder, after a shootout with a U.S. Marshal and K-9 unit attempting to serve a warrant earlier this week on the city's northwest side.
Police charged Tarrion Johnson, 19, of the 4200 block of W. Cullerton in the Lawndale neighborhood, of shooting a U.S. Marshal and a U.S. Marshal K-9 unit attempting to serve a warrant on Thursday in the 5200 block of W. Belmont Avenue on the city's northwest side.
The U.S. Marshal that was wounded in the shooting received non-life-threatening injuries and the Marshal was able to rush the dog to a local veterinary clinic MedVet Chicago for treatment. The last reported condition of the K-9 unit was that the dog is still in the veterinary ICU.
Chicago Police Officers were with the U.S. Marshals Great Lakes Regional Fugitive Task Force at the time of the incident and a Chicago Police Officer reportedly did return fire, but did not hit anyone. The shooting occurred in a commercial strip mall along Belmont Avenue.
Tarrion Johnson is officially charged with the following:
- Five (5) felony counts - Attempt - Murder - First Degree
- Two (2) felony counts - Attempt - Robbery - Armed w/ firearm
- One (1) felony count - Injury to a Police Animal
- One (1) felony count - Aggravated Cruelty to Animals
Johnson is due in bond court today.
Thursday's incident occurred just one day after a Chicago police officer was shot and seriously wounded while trying to make a traffic stop on the south side. The gunman in that shooting remains at large.
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Notes & References
Chicago Journal. “Chicago Officer Critically Hurt When Shots Fired into Car.” Chicago Journal. Chicago Journal, June 2, 2022. https://www.chicagojournal.com/chicago-officer-critically-hurt-when-shots-fired-into-car/. ↩︎