CHICAGO — Chicago police shot a man in Fuller Park Thursday night.
Around 6:40 p.m., officers saw two "suspicious males" at the mouth of an alley in the 4400 block of South Princeton Avenue, police said.
According to Pat Camden, spokesman for the Fraternal Order of Police, one of the men handed something to the other, who put the object in his waistband.
When the officers went to investigate, the two men ran away in different directions.
One of the men headed northbound through an alley, where he pulled a gun and pointed it at the officers, police said. The officers then opened fire, striking the man in his leg, Camden said.
Police eventually caught up with the wounded man behind a nearby building, Camden said. The man, whose age was unknown, was taken to Stroger Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
The second man was arrested a short time later and is in custody, police said. The officers were not injured.
The Independent Police Review Authority is investigating the shooting.