Video has emerged of an incident that reportedly left a man with a graze wound to his thigh Sunday evening after a Chicago police officer fired their weapon on the Far North Side.
According to a Chicago Police Department statement, officers who responded to an assault in progress call encountered a man who was brandishing a knife on the 2600 block of West Devon around 7:22 p.m. Video circulating online shows a man moving quickly around the intersection of Devon and Rockwell with a shiny object in his hand as police officers move into position.
About four seconds into the footage, a gunshot can be heard as an officer is seen reaching for his pepper spray, which he then discharges toward the man. The footage does not appear to show which officer fired the gun.
Other officers are seen rubbing their eyes and shaking their heads, possibly from the effects of pepper spray, as the man continues to run through the street.
At about the 17-second mark, the man falls to the ground and is taken into custody. Officers used a Taser to subdue him, according to the CPD statement.
He was taken to a hospital for treatment, but the police did not release any information about his condition. Police initially said no one was struck by the gunfire, but CPD later updated its statement to say the man suffered a graze wound.
The officers who were involved in the shooting will be placed on administrative duties for 30 days under CPD policy, the department said. The Civilian Office of Police Accountability is investigating the incident.