$1M bond set for man charged in Englewood police shooting that may have sparked Chicago looting

Latrell Allen, 20, is charged with attempted 1st degree murder for firing at officers

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Wednesday, August 12, 2020
Englewood neighbors speak out about police shooting that may have sparked downtown looting
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In the aftermath of a police shooting that may have sparked the overnight looting in downtown Chicago, Englewood residents say destruction isn't the answer.

CHICAGO (WLS) -- A judge has set bond for a 20-year-old Chicago man who was involved in the Englewood police-involved shooting that officials say sparked the recent looting spree.

A judge set bond for Latrell Allen at $1 million on Monday.

Shooter hurt after gunfire exchanged with Chicago police in Englewood, CPD says

Prosecutors say Allen was armed with a gun at an Englewood park where children were playing Sunday afternoon. When police arrived, they say he took off and then fired at them during a chase.

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Officers returned fire, striking Allen in the shoulder, according to CPD Superintendent David Brown.

As of Tuesday night, Allen was still in the hospital but expected to recover, police said.

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Allen is charged with two felony counts of attempted first-degree murder and one felony count of possession of a concealed weapon.

He is a convicted felon and has two other pending misdemeanor charges, police say.

Frustrated Englewood residents spoke out Monday about how police handled the incident as tension ran high.

The Civilian Office of Police Accountability is investigating the officer-involved shooting.

The ABC7 I-Team obtained a social media post that Chicago police detectives said directed looters to converge on Gold Coast stores starting at 12 a.m. Monday. The post points looters away from the South, West and East sides, and instead tells them to target downtown and the North Side. Looters are encouraged to bring tools, ski masks and gloves.

Everyone ABC7 Eyewitness News spoke to in Englewood condemned the looting downtown, but said that police accountability is key.