CHICAGO — A police sergeant shot a man in South Chicago after the man pulled a sharp object on officers Tuesday, police said
Police were patrolling in the 8400 block of South Manistee Avenue around 6:23 p.m. Wednesday when they noticed a group of men drinking in public.
When officers tried to talk to the men, one of them became combative and began to fight with police. The man ran off, and officers chased him into a home, police said.
There man refused to comply with the officers' orders, so an officer shocked the man with his Taser, which had no effect, police said. A sergeant confronted the man in a vestibule of the building and the man pulled one of "several cutting instruments in his possession," police said.
The sergeant shot the man in his right leg and the man was taken to Northwestern Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. An officer was also treated for minor injuries on his left arm at an area hospital, police said.
Detectives are investigating and the matter is under review by the Independent Police Review Authority.
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