Monday, January 25, 2010

Police fire shots during Chatham foot chase, nobody wounded

A man is in custody Saturday night after pointing a gun at police officers during a foot chase in the Chatham neighborhood.

The incident occurred around 4 p.m. when a Calumet Area saturation team on patrol near the 7900 block of South Langley Avenue approached a male suspect in an attempt to interview him, police News Affairs Officer Gabrielle Lesniak said.

The man fled on foot and and officers followed on foot. During the chase, the offender turned and pointed a weapon in the direction of one of the officers, Lesniak said.

Due to this action, an officer fired his weapon at the suspect, but did not strike him and did not cause any property damage, Lesniak said.

The offender was taken into custody and no charges had been filed as of early Sunday.

Calumet Area detectives and the Independent Police Review Authority, which investigates all police-involved shootings, are investigating.

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