CHICAGO — The man shot by a Chicago police officer on Sunday has been charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm and possessing a stolen motor vehicle, according to court records.
Jeremiah White, 25, remained hospitalized as prosecutors detailed the allegations against him in a detention hearing at the Leighton Criminal Courthouse on Monday.
In White’s arrest report, police said they were looking for a stolen Tesla that was being tracked by its owner as it moved around the city. They found it in the 7300 block of South Hoyne around 3 p.m. Sunday, the report said.
White jumped out of the Tesla’s driver’s seat and ran into a gangway while holding his waistband, police alleged. As cops chased him into the gangway, White turned around and pointed a gun toward the officers, the arrest report said.
One of the officers shot White in the leg. The cops applied a tourniquet to reduce his blood loss. A loaded handgun with an extended magazine was recovered at the scene, according to the report.
COPA, the Civilian Office of Police Accountability, is investigating the shooting.
Prosecutors asked Judge Mary Marubio to hold White in jail to await trial. But, because he was still hospitalized, Marubio had to pass on that decision until White was discharged.