CHICAGO — Five men were charged in the violent scene that ensued after a police officer shot a man on the South Side, authorities said.
The five men face misdemeanor charges of mob action along with other related charges, police said.
The melee followed the shooting of Jamaal Moore, 23, by a female police officer Saturday morning, police said. Moore was shot after a high-speed police chase in which officers were pursuing five offenders allegedly involved in an armed robbery earlier that morning, Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy said Saturday.
The alleged offenders, who police said were driving a silver SUV, lost control of the vehicle in the 1600 block of West Garfield Boulevard, McCarthy said. Five of them piled out of the car, and four got away, McCarthy said. A male officer got into a struggle with Moore, and the officer alerted his colleague that he thought the offender had a gun, police said. The female officer fired, striking Moore, police said.
Moore instead had a flashlight that was apparently mistaken for a gun, McCarthy said.
After the incident, an angry crowd gathered at the scene near West Garfield Boulevard and Ashland Avenue and eventually began hurling rocks and bottles at police.
Moore, of the 5600 block of South Shields Avenue, was pronounced dead at 12:13 p.m. at St. Bernard's Hospital, the Cook County medical examiner's office said.
Terry M. Walker, 31, of the 1400 block of North Lawler Avenue faces five charges, including two counts of resisting a police officer, mob action and two counts of assault, cops said.
Jeremy E. Jones, 26, 12400 block of South Honore Avenue in Calumet Park faces three charges, including aggravated assault, mob action and resisting police, cops said.
Bruce Williams, 22, of the 5500 block of South Hermitage Avenue, faces four counts, including two charges of assault, cannabis possession and mob action, police said.
Richard Dean Q. Lanier, 19, of the 5000 block of South Loomis Boulevard is charged with resisting arrest and mob action, cops said.
Aarion M. Pittman, 20, of the 5600 block of South Marshfield Avenue, is accused of mob action, police said