CHICAGO — A man who was shot by police after he allegedly pointed a sawed-off shotgun at a cop over the weekend stood before a judge Monday, his right forearm wrapped tightly in gauze where the bullet passed through his flesh.
Daniel D. Jackson, 31, of the 400 block of North Central Park Avenue, was charged with unlawful use of a weapon, felony aggravated assault of an officer and possession of a controlled substance Sunday after allegedly raising the shotgun in the cop's direction before he was shot.
Cook County Judge Maria Ciesil Kuriakos ordered him held on $150,000 bond.
Jackson was shot at 4:30 a.m. in the 700 block of Central Park Avenue in Humboldt Park by officers responding to reports of gunfire, authorities said.
Cops initially said in a statement Sunday that officers responded to a call of shots fired near the 3600 block of West Franklin Boulevard when they were flagged down by a woman who told them a man had pointed a gun at her.
Cook County Assistant State's Attorney Erin Antonietti said Jackson and the boyfriend of the woman earlier had an argument that came to blows and that Jackson had returned to the area with a gun.
The woman pointed cops toward the car the man had been driving, which was heading north on Central Park Avenue, according to the preliminary statement.
When police approached the car and ordered Jackson to raise his hands, he refused, Antonietti said. He was hunched over at the time, and when he sat up, police spotted the gun, it's barrel allegedly pointed toward an officer, she said.
The officer fired his gun, shooting Jackson through the left forearm.
Jackson allegedly threw the gun out the window and tried to flee, Antonietti said. Instead he crashed into a viaduct at Potomac and Central Park Avenue.
Fraternal Order of Police spokesman Pat Camden said at the time that raising the shotgun was an act of "aggravated stupidity."
Family members in court Monday were reprimanded by sheriffs deputies when one yelled, "I love you, Daniel."