Chicago shooting: Man shot by police after pulling knife on officers, CPD says

ByABC 7 Chicago Digital Team via WLS logo
Monday, July 12, 2021
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A man is in custody after Chicago police said he pulled a knife on officers.

CHICAGO (WLS) -- A man was shot by Chicago police after they said he pulled a knife on officers Sunday night in the West Rogers Park neighborhood.

Police said officers were responding to a report of an assault in progress at about 7:22 p.m. in the 2600-block of West Devon Avenue.

Police said the suspect approached them with the knife and one officer fired a single shot and another officer then used a Taser on him.

The man was taken into custody and transported to a hospital for treatment, police said. One officer was transported to a hospital for observation.

Police originally said the suspect was not hit by gunfire but Monday morning they said he was grazed on his thigh.

The Civilian Office of Police Accountability is investigating.