Man shot by police in Avalon Park area

May 15, 2013 (CHICAGO)

An officer shot a man who allegedly pointed a weapon at him in the Avalon Park neighborhood on East 83rd Street near Stony Island around midnight.

Chicago police said in a statement that officers heard shots inthe area and were waved down by people who stated that the vehicle they were riding in was fired at by another vehicle.

When the officers caught up with the vehicle that was described, they say onea suspect got out and ran away, prompting a foot chase.

Meanwhile, another other suspect was confront by officers near the vehicle. Officers shot after they feared for their lives, the statement read.

A weapon was recovered at the scene, according to the statement.

The alleged gunman was taken into police custoy and was in the hospital Wednesday.

Another man also was taken into police custody.

No police officers were injured in the incident.

Chicago police say the Independent Police Review Authority is investigating.

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