BOYSTOWN GUN THREAT: Suspect Arrested Near Halsted & Waveland

A gunman who threatened a victim with a gun near Halsted and Waveland early this morning allegedly stashed the gun in a nearby parked vehicle before attempting to flee on foot. His plan was foiled by a passing patrol officer.

Patrol officers stand guard over a 1998 Lexus that allegedly contains the
handgun used in an aggravated assault near
Halsted and Waveland this morning. (Image: CWB Reader “R”)

Full details are incomplete, however we do know that the officer took the alleged gunman into custody on Waveland Avenue near the Center on Halsted.

Meanwhile, officers learned that the man’s gun may have been stashed inside an older model Lexus that was parked in front of Whole Foods, 3640 N. Halsted.

Police on scene stated that they saw something “of interest” inside the Lexus, which sat under police guard for three hours before being towed by authorities.

Several minutes after the apparent gunman was arrested, for reasons that are not clear, officers on the scene deployed pepper spray while dealing with a combative individual in a matter “related to” the man with a gun case.

The primary case is classified as an aggravated assault with a handgun in Chicago Police Department case #HW489782.

UPDATE 12 OCTOBER 2013 7:50AM: Restructured story. Added case number and photo.

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