Off-duty cop fired shot at armed man in alley: CPD statement

Chicago police officers at the scene of a “shots fired” incident involving an off-duty sergeant in the 2700 block of North Halsted on February 22, 2024 (Provided)

CHICAGO — An off-duty Chicago police sergeant opened fire on two people in Lincoln Park on Thursday afternoon, officials said. No injuries were reported in the incident.

The 51-year-old officer was driving through an alley in the 2700 block of North Halsted when he saw two people running toward his vehicle around 3:18 p.m., according to a CPD media statement.

He saw that one of the individuals had a handgun, so he got out, pulled his weapon, and fired one shot, the statement said.

No injuries were reported. Both individuals left the area.

Ald. Timmy Knudsen (43rd) said on Twitter that the officer shot at “two offenders,” but he did not elaborate.

The Civilian Office of Police Accountability, which investigates firearm discharges by Chicago police officers, sent staff members to the scene.

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