Shot fired as robber, victim struggle for control of gun at Roosevelt CTA station

CHICAGO — A shot was fired at the Roosevelt CTA station as a man struggled for control of an armed robber’s handgun Thursday night, Chicago police said.

Officers went to the station at 22 East Roosevelt around 11:06 p.m. to handle calls of a person shot, but they found two men fighting on the platform, according to a CPD statement.

Police determined that one of the men had tried to rob the other at gunpoint. They began fighting, and the offender’s gun fired during the altercation, but no injuries were reported, police said.

The victim was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in fair condition for injuries suffered in the fight. Police arrested the robbery suspect, and charges are pending.

An officer who responded to the scene said a shell casing was lodged in the firearm, which may have prevented it from firing more shots. (UPDATE: Charges filed.)