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Man Shot by Police Charged With Burglary, Aggravated Assault

By  Kyla Gardner and Erica Demarest | September 20, 2013 8:14pm | Updated on September 21, 2013 1:33pm

  Police shot and wounded a man in North Park Friday evening, officials said. File photo.
Police shot and wounded a man in North Park Friday evening, officials said. File photo.
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CHICAGO — Police have charged a man with three felonies after police shot him after an altercation in Portage Park Friday evening, officials said.

Angel Torres, 44, of the 2900 block of North Narragansett Avenue, was charged with residential burglary, aggravated assault and armed violence.

According to a statement from police, Grand Central officers saw a car that was wanted in connection to a burglary that had happened in the 6100 block of West Belmont Avenue sometime earlier.

A sergeant pulled the car over about 5:30 p.m. in the 5600 block of West Roscoe Street, and tried to approach Torres, who was driving. As the sergeant walked up to the car, Torres reversed and rammed into the cop car, police said.

The sergeant continued to walk toward the car, and Torres accelerated toward him twice. As a result, the sergeant pulled his gun and shot the driver.

Fire officials said Torres was taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center in serious-to-critical condition after being shot about 5:45 p.m.

Larry Merritt, a spokesman for the Independent Police Review Authority, said his agency was notified of the police-involved incident and responded to the scene.

“We will be conducting an investigation,” he said.

No cops were injured. Torres was scheduled to appear in Central Bond Court Saturday.

Three people were killed and one other wounded in shootings Friday afternoon and evening.