Teen charged after police shooting

October 19, 2009 (CHICAGO) Charles E. Liggins, 18, of the 8400-block of South Hermitage Ave. faces charges of aggravated assault of police officer and rreckless discharge of firearm. He is due in court Friday. Plainclothes officers who were working a narcotics investigation near 63rd Street and King Drive responded to a call of shots fired at about 10:40 p.m. Friday.

Police say the officers saw a man fire a weapon at a group of men. They announced that they were police and ordered the man to drop his weapon. Instead, they say, the suspect turned in their direction.

After a second order to drop the weapon, one of the officers fired, striking the man in the thigh. He was taken to Stroger Hospital in stable condition.

A gun was recovered at the scene, police say.

Area Two detectives and the Independent Police Review Authority are investigating.

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