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Man Shot by Police Charged With Pointing Loaded Gun at Cops

By  Emily Morris and Darryl Holliday | January 2, 2014 8:16am | Updated on January 2, 2014 8:43am

 Charles Lemle, 28, of the 500 block of East 67th Street.
Charles Lemle, 28, of the 500 block of East 67th Street.
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CHICAGO — A man who was shot by police in Woodlawn after he allegedly pointed a gun at officers on New Year's Day was held on $250,000 bond Thursday.

Charles Lemle, 28, was charged with three counts of aggravated assault to police with a firearm and one count of unlawful use of a weapon by a felon. According to police, officers fired at Lemle after he pointed a 9-mm semi-automatic handgun at them during New Year's Eve celebrations.

Lemle hobbled before the judge Thursday morning, still in his hospital gown.

He was struck at least once in his upper thigh after officers responded to a call of shots being fired in the 500 block of East 67th Street just after midnight Wednesday, prosecutors said.

Lemle was one of four people shot by police in separate New Year's incidents.

According to Fraternal Order of Police spokesman Pat Camden, people were "out firing their weapons celebrating New Year's."

Officers got out of the car and went to a nearby alley to investigate when they ran into an armed man, according to the police statement.

When the officers identified themselves, Lemle pointed a gun at them, police said. An officer shot Lemle in the thigh, and he was taken to Stroger Hospital, authorities said.

Camden had said the man was supposed to be on home monitoring after a previous gun conviction.