Man injured, charged in NW Side shooting

February 16, 2010 11:34:18 AM PST
A 20-year-old Northwest Side man faces attempted murder charges after allegedly pointing a gun at an officer and trying to shoot several other men in an early Monday incident.Emmanuel Perez-Gomez, 20, of the 4700-block of North Kenneth Ave, has been charged with three counts of attempted murder, three counts of aggravated discharge of a weapon and one count of aggravated assault to a police officer. The shootout took place Monday just after 1 a.m. near the Croatian Cultural Center at 2845 W. Devon, near Mozart. The officer was working as a security guard at a party at the center when investigators say someone pointed a gun at him, and the officer opened fire. Police say Perez-Gomez first fired several shots at an SUV carrying three men. The off-duty officer then chased the suspect, who aimed the gun in his direction. The officer said he fired at the man he'd been chasing.

The suspect fled in a dark-colored SUV and arrived at nearby Swedish Covenant Hospital for gunshot treatment shortly afterward, police say. His injuries were not reported to be life threatening.

The Sun-Times Media Wire contributed to this report.