Teen charged after police-involved shooting

Chicago police were involved in a shooting Thursday evening. A teenager was hit and rushed to the hospital.
March 23, 2014 12:29:18 PM PDT
Charges have been filed against a 17-year-old following a police involved shooting Thursday night near 44th and Princeton on Chicago's South Side.

The teen was charged with four felony counts including two counts of Aggravated Assault of a police officer.

The shooting happened about 7:00 p.m. Thursday night. A spokesman with the police said officers spotted two young men in a nearby alley handing each other something. What they were handing each other remains unclear. One of those young men was taken into custody. The other one started to walk and then run through a vacant lot.

"He starts running. They chase him halfway down alley. He runs into a vacant lot at that point. He turns. He has a weapon in his hand. He fires at the police. Police returned fire. He gets hit in the leg," said Pat Camden, Fraternal Order of Police.

Two stories emerged on the scene. One is that Chicago police shot this teen only after the teen fired first. But the teen's father told Eyewitness News, that is not possible because his son did not own a gun, and there is no way he could have fired one if he didn't have one.


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