Chicago police shot a man who opened fire as they investigated a domestic incident in Rogers Park on Tuesday afternoon, according to CPD. Police shot the alleged offender, but no officers were wounded by his gunfire, Dep. Chief Randall Darlin said during a press conference tonight.
Officers pulled the man over in the 6900 block of North Ravenswood to conduct their investigation around 4:56 p.m., police said. According to Darlin, the man got out of the vehicle with a gun and shot at the police. Cops returned fire, striking the man. A CPD spokesperson later tweeted a photograph of a handgun and ammunition magazine that he said belonged to the man.
The man was taken to St. Francis Hospital in Evanston. Darlin said the man’s condition was unknown, but fire department personnel previously said the man’s condition was “red,” which generally means a patient has life-threatening injuries that may be survivable.
Several witnesses, including members of the media, saw police officers being placed into ambulances at the scene, but Darlin released no information about what kinds of injuries cops received or what conditions any injured officers might be in.
The fire department declared an EMS Plan 1, which brought five ambulances and other support personnel to the scene. In addition to the alleged offender, fire department personnel told dispatchers that ambulances were transporting one patient in “green” condition to St. Francis Hospital and three patients in “yellow” condition to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center. Green is the least serious EMS triage level, while yellow indicates that a patient’s treatment can be delayed until more critically-wounded patients are treated.
Darlin said Tuesday’s incident is the 72nd time this year that people have fired shots at Chicago police officers.
The Chicago Office of Police Accountability is investigating the shooting. All of the officers who were involved will be placed on administrative duties for 30 days per CPD policy, according to Darlin.
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