COPA investigating after Chicago police shoot at armed female suspect in East Side

No one was hit by gunfire, CPD says

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Sunday, September 3, 2023
COPA investigating after CPD shoots at armed female suspect
COPA is investigating after Chicago police shot at an armed female suspect Saturday morning near 99th and Ewing in the East Side neighborhood.

CHICAGO (WLS) -- The Civilian Office of Police Accountability is investigating after Chicago police shot at a female suspect on the city's East Side neighborhood on Saturday morning.

According to Chicago police, at about 2:03 a.m., 4th District officers responded to a person with a gun in the 9900 blk. of S. Ewing and observed a male suspect and female suspect in the area.

The female suspect of an unknown age took out a firearm, police said. Officers then shot at her, but did not make contact.

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The female suspect ran off and the male suspect was questioned and released, police said. The weapon was also recovered at the scene.

Two officers were transported to a local hospital as a precaution, CPD said.

A search continues for the female suspect.

The officers involved will be placed on routine administrative duties for a period of 30 days.

The Incident Response Team is currently on-scene investigating and the use of force investigation is being investigated by COPA, police said.

This story previously said there was an exchange of gunfire with the female suspect based on information from police.