Man charged after being shot by police in Humboldt Park

Chicago police on the scene of an officer-involved shooting in the Humboldt Park neighborhood. (Captured News)

A man who was shot by Chicago police after officers on patrol witnessed a fatal shooting late Friday in the West Side Humboldt Park neighborhood has been charged.

Michael Arquero, 32, was charged with one felony count of unlawful use of a weapon by a felon, according to Chicago police.

The officers saw the initial shooting about 11:30 p.m. near the intersection of Division and Maplewood, where 18-year-old Louis Rodriguez had been driving around the block and "engaging a group of males" before he was shot, according to police and the Cook County Medical Examiner's Office.

Rodriguez, of the 1300-block of North Oakley, was dead at the scene, authorities said.

The officers intervened and at least one opened fire and hit Arquero, police said. He was taken to a hospital with injuries that weren't considered life-threatening.

No officers were hurt. The officer or officers involved will be placed on administrative duty for 30 days per CPD policy. The Independent Police Review Authority is investigating the use of force.

Arquero, of the 2900-block of North Fairfield, was scheduled to appear in bond court Monday.

(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire - Copyright Chicago Sun-Times 2016.)
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