CPD: Police shoot man attempting to flee, hit officer

December 30, 2009 9:58:21 AM PST
Chicago police shot and wounded a man on the city's South Side late Tuesday night along the 5400-block of South Indiana. Officers say they were attempting a traffic stop on the suspect when he allegedly sped away.

Police say he drove along the sidewalk and cut across some vacant lots for a couple blocks before police finally caught up with him.

Police say the driver then tried to hit officers with his car, so police shot him. The 31-year-old man was hospitalized Wednesday morning in critical condition.

Investigators say they found drugs inside the suspect's car. Charges are pending against the man.