Armed offender in Chicago Lawn neighborhood shot and wounded by CPD
An armed offender was shot and wounded by a Chicago Police tactical officer early this morning on the city's south side, authorities said.
Update: The person wounded was taken to Comer Children's Hospital, which treats patients 15-years-old or younger. It's being reported the injuries are non-life-threatening.
CHICAGO - The Civilian Office of Police Accountability has opened an investigation after an armed offender was shot and wounded by a Chicago Police tactical officer early this morning on the city's south side, authorities said.
The incident happened shortly after 1:45 a.m. this morning on the 7200 block of S. Artesian Avenue in the Chicago Lawn neighborhood on the city's south side.
Police said that some of their tactical officers from the 8th District were conducting an investigation on the above block and touring a location when they encountered what they called an armed offender. One of the tactical officers discharged their weapon, striking the person.
According to a police statement, officers immediately rendered aid and the wounded was taken to the local hospital where they were listed in fair condition.
Police also reported that a weapon was recovered on scene and a second weapon was recovered in the area during the course of the investigation, which Police spokesman Tom Ahern posted on Twitter:
BREAKING: Preliminary Statement of Police-Involved Shooting in the 7200 block of S. Artesian @ChicagoCAPS08 The Investigative Response Team on scene. Investigation continues. #ChicagoPolice pic.twitter.com/FVQaW9418M— Tom Ahern (@TomAhernCPD) September 18, 2022
The Civilian Office of Police Accountability will now open an investigation into the shooting and the officer(s) involved will be placed on routine administrative duties for a period of 30 days.
By our count, the 7200 block of S. Artesian in the Chicago Lawn neighborhood has had at least two shootings already this year. A 25-year-old man was shot in a drive-by on the same block toward the end of June and a 17-year-old was shot on the same block in a drive-by toward the end of July.
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