Man shot by Alsip police in Mt Greenwood

CHICAGO (WLS) -- A man was shot by Alsip police officers in the South Side Mount Greenwood neighborhood Wednesday morning, Chicago police said.

The shooting occurred at about 2:10 a.m. in an apartment complex parking lot at 115th Street and Pulaski Road near Marist High School.

Alsip police said they shot a man after responding to a report of drag racing. Alsip police said they saw a silver Dodge Challenger and black Cadillac drag racing in the David Estates neighborhood of Alsip.

Alsip police then found the Cadillac with two people inside in the parking lot int he 4000-block of West 115th Street. After police said the man ignored officers' orders, drove his Cadillac toward the officers, who fired several rounds at him.

The man was hit twice and hospitalized in stable condition. Officers administered aid to him until ambulances arrived.

The Cadillac hit several parked cars and the police squad cars. Alsip police said the suspect has a history of violence and has a warrant for drugs in Indiana.

Witness John Murphy was down the street with a friend when he saw it unfold.

"We saw this cop pull over a car and all of the sudden we hear, 'bop, bop, bop,' like shots just going off like crazy and we see the cop go right around really fast and then we came down here and saw all the cops piling up," Murphy said.

The Chicago Police department is assisting because it's in their jurisdiction.
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