Man arrested after SWAT standoff in Wrightwood; COPA investigates police-involved shooting

ByTre Ward and ABC7 Chicago Digital Team WLS logo
Sunday, March 10, 2024
Man arrested after South Side standoff, police-involved shooting: CPD
Chicago police and COPA responded to an officer-involved shooting and a barricade situation Saturday in Wrightwood on South Western Avenue.

CHICAGO (WLS) -- Authorities responded to a police-involved shooting and an hours-long standoff Saturday afternoon on Chicago's South Side.

A man who was barricaded inside an apartment in the 8000 block of South Western Avenue was arrested, Chicago police said.

The Civilian Office of Police Accountability said they responded to a police-shooting at that location. At least one Chicago police officer discharged their weapon.

It was not immediately known if the suspect in custody was injured.

A maze of crime tape blocked off several surrounding streets as an hours-long standoff ensued. A CPD helicopter circled above for hours while SWAT and law enforcement officers stood by with ballistic shields and weapons drawn.

"I just seen police out there with a lot of guns and everything else, so they told me to get away from the crime scene," witness Andrew Mitchell said.

Mitchell described the chaos he saw unfold as police focused on a second-floor unit above where he said a local convenience store is located.

"I'm just very shocked at what happened and what took place. I heard that store over there, they just opened that store over there," Mitchell said.

No further information from Chicago police was immediately available.

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