Charges filed in shooting of CPD officer in Little Village

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Thursday, April 28, 2016
Rafael Martir-Ublies

CHICAGO (WLS) -- Rafael Martir-Ubiles, 25, is charged with seven felonies in the shooting of a Chicago police officer in Little Village on April 25.

Police said the officer was shot in the shoulder while chasing a suspect near 24th and Trumbull in the Little Village neighborhood.

"They were on routine patrol, uniformed officers in a marked car. And they saw three subjects who looked suspicious. They thought they may have seen a weapon," said Chicago Police Supt. Eddie Johnson.

When officers approached the subjects, one of them broke away and ran, Johnson said. The officers were giving chase when the suspect turned around and fired.

Martir-Ubiles is charged with one count of Aggravated Battery to a Peace Officer, one count of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm by Street Gang Member on Person, one count of Reckless Conduct causing Great Bodily Harm, two counts of Resisting/Obstructing a Peace Officer, one count of Aggravated Assault with a Weapon to a Peace Officer and one count of Aggravated Unlawful Possession of a Loaded Firearm without a FOID card, all felonies.

He is due in bond court Thursday.