Man Shot by Police in South Shore Has Punctured Lung, Lawyer Says

By Erin Meyer on December 19, 2012 3:51pm 

 A man allegedly shot by police was ordered held on $75,000 bond Wednesday for charges of aggravated assault against a police officer.
A man allegedly shot by police was ordered held on $75,000 bond Wednesday for charges of aggravated assault against a police officer.
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Erin Meyer

CHICAGO — A man shot by police following a foot chase in South Shore will lose part of his lung, his lawyer said Wednesday.

Tarance Etheredge, 21, was shot once in the chest in the 1500 block of East 77th Street at about 11 a.m., Monday when he attempted to run from police and pulled a gun on them, according to court records and police.

On Wednesday, he remained in Stroger Hospital with a punctured lung and was in stable condition.

"He's going to lose part of his lung," said his lawyer, John Fitzgerald Lyke, Jr.

The gun Etheredge allegedly pointed at police was recovered, according to reports, and he was charged with aggravated assault on a police officer. Cook County Judge Edward Harmening set his bond at $75,000.

"That gun could have belonged to anyone," Lyke said. "We are going to fight the charges."

Etheredge has no known convictions but was charged in 2008 with opening a fire hydrant.

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