Harvey mayor's security detail fire shots in Lincoln Park trying to stop robbery, CPD says

ByLiz Nagy and ABC7 Chicago Digital Team WLS logo
Thursday, September 15, 2022
Harvey mayor's security fire shots to thwart Lincoln Park robbery
Harvey Mayor Christopher Clark's security detail fired shots to stop a robbery in Lincoln Park at North and Halsted Wednesday, Chicago police said.

CHICAGO (WLS) -- Chicago police confirmed shots were fired by the Harvey mayor's security detail in Lincoln Park Wednesday afternoon.

Police said members of Harvey Mayor Christopher Clark's private security detail happened to be nearby at North and Halsted when they saw at least two masked men with guns pointed at an 86-year-old man on the sidewalk, trying to rob him of whatever he had.

The mayor's security detail fired shots, hitting the back window of the car as the alleged offenders jumped back into the vehicle and sped off.

The city of Harvey released a statement saying that one of the armed men turned toward the security detail with his gun pointed, prompting the security officer to open fire.

Chicago police said the alleged robbers did not fire shots back at the security guard. Police also confirmed the guard is not a member of the Harvey Police Department but is private security.

The mayor was not harmed during the incident, the city of Harvey said.

Witnesses said they watched A black Jeep with a back window shattered by bullets flee northbound on Halsted, narrowly missing two cars at West Willow Street.

No one is currently in custody, Chicago police said. Police said they aren't aware of anyone who was struck by gunfire, but it's possible the would-be robbers were struck as they fled.

Several high end design stores are located at that intersection, including Design Within Reach, Hay, Joybird and CB2. The intersection is also near the Lincoln Park Apple Store.