Concealed carry holder shoots man who is armed with a knife in Rogers Park, police say

Update: Prosecutors released new details about the incident during a bail hearing about the man who allegedly had the knife. You can read more at this link.


A concealed carry holder who was investigating a domestic disturbance at his neighbor’s home shot a 19-year-old man who was armed with a knife on Tuesday evening, police said. After being shot, the injured man, still armed with a knife, encountered responding Chicago police officers who deployed a Tazer to take him into custody, according to a CPD report.

Officers were called to the 1500 block of West Juneway Terrace to handle a domestic incident around 10:43 p.m. One of the calls came from the concealed carry holder, who told police that he heard a loud argument coming from his neighbor’s residence, police said in a media statement.

The CCL holder went to the neighbor’s home where a woman was in a confrontation with her 19-year-old son, who appeared to be in the midst of a mental episode while holding a knife, the CPD report said.

Police said the CCL holder left the area, but the 19-year-old followed him with the knife and “continued to approach” the man. The neighbor drew his gun and shot the 19-year-old, striking him once in the leg, according to the CPD report.

When patrol officers arrived in the area, they encountered the 19-year-old walking down the street toward them with a knife in his hand, the police report said. The officers used a Tazer to gain control of him and placed him in custody.

EMS took the 19-year-old to St. Francis Hospital, where emergency workers determined that an injury to his leg, initially believed to be a self-inflicted cut, was a gunshot wound. He was listed in good condition, police said.

EMS also checked out the 19-year-old’s mother for a minor injury to her hand.

Area Three detectives are investigating the incident.

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