Man shot by police on NW Side

November 2, 2008 6:43:00 PM PST
An off-duty Chicago police officer shot a man on the city's Northwest Side at approximately 1:30 a.m. Sunday in the 5100 block of North Menard.

Police say the officer was confronted by an offender armed with a knife. The officer shot and wounded the alleged gunman, who was later treated at a local hospital.

The officer was not hurt, and the condition of the man has not been released.

The knife was recovered at the scene.

The Independent Police Review Authority is investigating the shooting.