Saturday, January 2, 2010

Cop shoots man after traffic stop in Chatham

Chicago police shot and wounded a man who reached for a handgun after his car was stopped for a seatbelt violation in Chatham this afternoon, police said.

The man was shot in the buttocks and was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn. Officials said his wound was not life-threatening.
Two officers had pulled the man and a friend over in the 300 block of East 75th Street around 1:45 p.m. today "after observing a seat belt violation," police said in a release.

The officers approached the vehicle and asked the men to get out "after noticing the occupants were making suspicious movements," police said.

The officers were patting the two down when one of them struggled with an officer and tried to grab the officer's gun, police said.

"During the struggle, the officer observed a handgun in the waistband of the offender," police said. "The offender reached for the gun in his waistband and, due to his actions, the officer's partner fired his weapon striking the offender in the buttocks."

Police said the officers were treated and released from University of Chicago Medical Center for minor injuries.

1 comment:

JP Paulus said...

Don't forget to cite your sources...might be a good New Year's Resolution. i try to do the same when i find & post news from the CAPCC blog.