CHICAGO - A Garfield Park man who was shot by police on the Near West Side Friday afternoon and was the second man shot by police last week, has been charged with four felonies by Chicago Police.
The incident happened shortly after 3:00 p.m. Friday afternoon in the 2100 block of W. Adams Street on the Near West Side, a little less than two blocks west of the United Center. Officers stopped a vehicle and observed someone inside with a handgun, at which time one officer fired their gun, striking the person, police said in a statement.
Suspect’s firearm recovered on scene. pic.twitter.com/jIJZmPBQVG— Tom Ahern (@TomAhernCPD) August 12, 2022
Raymond Comer, 37, of the 10-100 block N. Hamlin Boulevard in the city's Garfield Park neighborhood on the city's west side, was charged Sunday morning by Chicago Police with four felonies related to this case.
Comer's charges are as follows:
- One (1) felony count – Aggravated Assault on a Peace Officer/Fire Official/Emergency Worker
- One (1) felony count – Possession of a Consumal Substance Except (A)(D)
- One (1) felony count – Armed Habitual Criminal
- One (1) felony count – Unlawful Use of a Weapon by a Felon, Possessing/Using a Firearm
This shooting was the second officer involved shooting in as many days after a 40-year-old man was shot Thursday night during a struggle with police in the Back of the Yards neighborhood on the city's south side.
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Notes & References
Chicago Journal. “Person Shot by Police on Near West Side, Second OIS in as Many Days.” Chicago Journal. Chicago Journal, August 13, 2022. https://www.chicagojournal.com/person-shot-by-police-on-near-west-side-second-ois-in-as-many-days/. ↩︎
Chicago Journal. “Man Shot during Struggle with Officers in Back of the Yards.” Chicago Journal. Chicago Journal, August 12, 2022. https://www.chicagojournal.com/man-shot-during-struggle-with-officers-in-back-of-the-yards/. ↩︎
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