Update: The man is reported as 24-years-old and his condition has been upgraded to fair condition at Northwestern Memorial.
CHICAGO - Police are reporting an officer-involved-shooting in the heart of downtown tonight in which police opened fire on what they say was a group of men in a stolen car and one threatened with a firearm.
The incident happened just before 9:00 p.m. in the 300 block of E. Lower Wacker Drive where it meets with Columbus Drive. The location is in the heart of downtown, near the Chicago river.
According to initial reports and scanner traffic of the incident, officers happened upon three currently unknown men occupying a 2011 Honda Accord that was reported carjacked last week.
During that interaction, Police said that one of the men produced a firearm and police officers fired shots.
The man was reportedly shot three times, once in the chest, once in the right leg, and a graze wound to the head.
The Chicago Fire Department transported the man to Northwestern Hospital in serious to critical condition. Conflicting reports place the man at approximately 24 to 25-years-old.
All three of the men were reported in custody. The other two men who were also in the stolen car were transported to Area Three by detectives.
CPD Spokesman Tom Ahern posted to social media the following pictures of the weapons recovered from the scene.
Suspects firearms recovered on scene. #ChicagoPolice pic.twitter.com/ShW4bNan8g— Tom Ahern (@TomAhernCPD) January 27, 2022
Two officers, both believed to be in their 30s, were also taken to local hospitals. Both were reportedly in fair to good condition but it is unknown the source of their injuries.
The Civilian Office of Police Accountability is investigating the officer-involved-shooting.
This is a developing story. We'll continue to update this post as we know more.
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