Man shot, wounded in police shooting on Far South Side

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A Chicago police officer has been placed on administrative duty for 30 days while the shooting is investigated. (WLS)

A 21-year-old man was shot and wounded by a Chicago police officer near 118th and Sangamon in the West Pullman neighborhood Friday morning.

The officer has been placed on administrative duty for 30 days while the shooting is investigated.

Chicago Police Chief of Detectives Gene Roy discusses the police-involved shooting at 118th and Sangamon.

Chief of Detectives Eugene Roy said officers from its fugitive unit, along with members of the U.S. Marshal's Office, were attempting to take an individual into custody who was wanted for robbery and violating probation. Roy said officers were chasing the suspect on foot when he stopped and pointed a gun at police.

"During the course of the foot chase, the offender stopped, pointed his weapon at the police officer. At which time an armed confrontation took place," Roy said.

Roy said a Chicago Police officer fired off several shots and one hit the offender. The man dropped his gun in a driveway and tried to run away before collapsing.

The man was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center, where underwent surgery.

Elizabeth Nix had just returned home from dropping her kids off at school when she heard the gunshots.

"As soon as I get in the door, I got to hit the ground, because of the shooting. This is ridiculous. I can't walk through my front door without it being shooting. This is crazy," Nix said.

The block was quickly surrounded by police and the Independent Police Review Authority arrived on scene shortly after.

Many neighbors said while they heard the shots, they didn't witness the actual shooting. Residents said that, unfortunately, hearing the sound of gunfire is something that occurs on a daily basis.

"It was nothing new to me, afterwards I went into kitchen and started cooking," Nix said.

Police said as far as they know, there is not any neighborhood surveillance video or dash-cam video that captured the shooting.

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