COOK COUNTY CRIMINAL COURTHOUSE — A Chatham man was arrested and charged after he was shot by police early Saturday morning.
Donte J. Kenney, 26, of the 7900 block of South Stewart Avenue, was charged with aggravated assault of a police officer and unlawful use of a firearm.
Kenney was taken to a local hospital with bullet wounds, where he remained on Sunday, according to a police officer testified to his condition in Cook County bond court. His mugshot was unavailable.
On Saturday sometime before 1 a.m., Chicago police officers in a marked squad car were doing a routine patrol when they noticed the smell of marijuana, Assistant State's Attorney Stephanie Buck said.
The cops saw Kenney watching, and one of the officers got out of the car to investigate, Buck said.
Kenney ran, and one of the officer's followed him on foot while the other drove after the suspect in the squad car, Buck said.
Buck said Kenney ran into a gangway and behind a gate, where one of the officers saw him crouching with a gun in his waistband. The officer ordered Kenney to drop the gun, but he ran away again and fled to a backyard, Buck said.
The officer climbed over two fenced and found Kenney with a revolver in his hand, pointed at the officer, Buck said.
The cop fired two shots into Kenney, according to Buck. Another officer placed Kenney into custody in the 8500 block of South Rhodes Avenue, according to arrest documents. Kenney was then taken to the hospital.
A .357 Magnum Taurus revolver with seven live rounds was recovered from Kenney, according to court documents.
Cook County Judge James Brown ordered Kenney held in lieu of $250,000 bail on Sunday.