CHICAGO — Police shot a man in West Englewood after he pointed a gun at officers early Wednesday — one of two police-involved shootings in the city in a 24-hour period, authorities said.
Cops were first called for a fight between an 18-year-old and his stepfather in the 6700 block of South Wolcott Avenue, and at first it seemed the conflict was resolved, said police union spokesman Pat Camden.
Then, police were called back to the house about 2:30 a.m. because someone pulled a gun, Camden said.
When four officers arrived, they saw the teen run out the back door, police said in a statement. Officers chased him into the backyard, and the teen tried to exit the yard through the fence, according to the statement. As they followed, the teen turned and pointed a gun at them, police said.
One of the officers fired and struck the 18-year-old, Camden said. The teen was arrested and taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn in serious condition, authorities said.
A gun was recovered at the scene and no officers were injured in the incident.
The Independent Police Review Authority is investigating the shooting, spokesman Larry Merritt said. No other information was available Wednesday morning, Merritt said.
In a separate police-involved shooting, officers shot at a man who pointed a gun and then tried to run them over in the 400 block of West 46th Street, police said. The incident happend at a traffic stop at about 8:45 p.m. Tuesday, according to cops.
No one was hurt in the incident.
The offender is in custody with charges pending. Police said the gun was recovered at the scene.