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Off-Duty Sergeant Shoots, Wounds Man During 'Confrontation' In Morgan Park

By Kelly Bauer | August 13, 2017 11:21am | Updated on August 14, 2017 6:12am

CHICAGO — An off-duty sergeant shot and wounded a man during a Sunday morning incident in Morgan Park, police said.

At 5:06 a.m., the sergeant was in the 11100 block of South Hermosa Avenue when he got into an "armed confrontation" with an 18-year-old man, police said.

The sergeant fired shots, hitting the man in his arm. The man was taken to Advocate Christ Medical, where his condition was not available but he was listed as "stable," police said.

At a Sunday news conference, Supt. Eddie Johnson told reporters the officer was returning from work in his personal car when he saw the man and began questioning him. The man became "elusive and unresponsive," Johnson said.

The "encounter escalated," leading the sergeant to shoot the the man, Johnson said. The man was treated and released from the hospital.

No gun was immediately recovered, Johnson said, and an investigation was ongoing.

"We still have many unanswered questions," Johnson said.