A male was shot by police fire yesterday, Sunday morning in the Chatham neighborhood.
At 1:45 a.m., Gresham District police officers initiated a traffic stop in the 500 block of East 79th Street after a license plate check revealed the vehicle to be stolen, police said.
After ordering the offender to exit the vehicle and attempting to place him into custody, officers discovered a weapon and a struggled ensued, police said.
The offender then fled on foot and the officers gave chase. At this time, the offender pointed the weapon in the direction of officers, and the officers fired, striking the offender, police said.
The offender was taken into custody in the 7800 block of South Vernon Avenue and taken to an area hospital, police said. No other injuries were reported. A gun was recovered on the scene.
Calumet Area detectives are investigating.