Police: Shooting victim tried to run over officers

December 31, 2009 6:34:24 AM PST
Chicago police say a man shot by officers Tuesday night tried run over officers, which is why they opened fire.The shooting happened after a traffic stop about 8:30 p.m. near 54th and Indiana.

Lewis Ball, 31, reportedly has had surgery. There was no word on his condition.

The Independent Police Review Authority is investigating.

Tuesday night's shooting was the fifth involving Chicago police in the last six days.