1 in custody after shooting toward Chicago police officers in West Englewood, CPD says

ByABC7 Chicago Digital Team WLS logo
Tuesday, October 10, 2023
1 in custody after shots fired toward officers on South Side: CPD
Surveillance video appears to show Chicago Police Department officers chasing someone after shots were fired near 61st and Wood.

CHICAGO (WLS) -- One person is in custody after they allegedly shot at Chicago police on Tuesday afternoon, CPD said.

Police said it happened at about 2:45 p.m. near West 61st Street and South Wood Street in the West Englewood neighborhood. Chopper 7 was over the scene.

While responding to a call about a suspicious person, officers approached someone who matched the description they were given, CPD said.

That person then took out a gun and fired one shot toward the officers, police said. No officers were hit, and police did not return fire.

The suspect then fled on foot, but police later took them into custody.

Security camera video appears to show officers running after someone. Police have collected that video as part of their investigation.

Area One detectives are investigating. CPD did not immediately provide further information.

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