Officials investigate police shooting

May 12, 2008 4:56:41 AM PDT
The Independent Police Review Authority is investigating a police shooting on the city's South Side. Police say 19-year-old Jevera Gardner pointed a gun at them at 58th and Damen Sunday. That's when officers opened fire, hitting Gardner.

Authorities say a gun was recovered at the scene. But Gardner's family says he did not have a gun and was holding his two-year-old baby.

"He always has the baby with him, always. And, for something like this to happen to him with the baby in their hands that's crazy," said Michelle Gardner, sister.

"I don't have any reports of that, and currently, we're investigating. There are no details on any of that," said Mark Payne, Independent Police Review Authority.

Gardner remains in serious condition at Christ Hospital in Oak Lawn and is under police guard. His injuries are not believed to be life threatening.


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