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Police Shoot Man in His Leg in Woodlawn Saturday Morning

By Kyla Gardner | September 7, 2013 11:43am
 Police shot a man in his leg after he pointed a handgun at them in the 6300 block of South King Drive Saturday, officials said.
Police-Involved Shooting in Woodlawn
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CHICAGO — A man was shot in his leg by police after pointing a handgun at them in Woodlawn Saturday, officials said.

Officers responded to shots fired in the 6300 block of South King Drive about 2:10 a.m, and found a man firing at something, said Pat Camden, Fraternal Order of Police spokesman.

The officers got out of their squad cars and ordered the man to drop his gun. Instead, the man turned toward the officers, and they shot at him. As the man ran away, he turned toward the officers again, and they again fired, Camden said.

The man continued running, and turned a third time toward the officers with his gun in his hand. The officers shot again and hit the man in his leg. The man ran into a building on King Drive, and was taken into custody there, authorities said.

Police also recovered the man's 9-millimeter handgun.

"We don’t know exactly who he was shooting at or if he hit anybody," Camden said Saturday morning. "That’s still being investigated."

The officers were uninjured.

Several hours later on Saturday, an off-duty Chicago Police officer shot and killed a man in a public-housing complex near United Center.