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Police shoot armed man in Englewood

Police shot an armed man who allegedly pointed a gun at them early Wednesday, shortly after he had pulled a gun on his stepfather at an Englewood home, according to a police union official.

The 18-year-old man was running from police through a gangway by the home, when he turned toward officers with the gun in his hand, Fraternal Order of Police spokesman Pat Camden said of the 2:30 a.m. shooting.

As the man turned, a female officer opened fire, shooting him at least once, Camden said.

Not long before the shooting, police say they were called to the home, in the 6700 block of South Wolcott Avenue, because the 18-year-old and his stepfather were embroiled in an argument, Camden said.

Camden said officers left the home, believing the argument was resolved.

But just minutes later they were called back, after the stepfather reported to authorities that his stepson pulled a gun on him, Camden said.

When officers arrived back at the home, the younger man took off running out the back door. Officers gave chase, tracking him to the gangway where the shooting occurred, Camden said.

The man was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn with non-life threatening injuries, Camden said. No officers were injured, and a weapon was recovered.

Officials for the Independent Police Review Authority say they are investigating.



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