2 charged after off-duty cop shoots armed man outside restaurant
SUN-TIMES MEDIA WIRE February 23, 2014 7:46AM
The scene in the 4300 block of West Fullerton after an off-duty police officer shot a male during a disturbance outside a restaurant Saturday night. / photo from NVP
Updated: February 24, 2014 2:12AM
Two men were charged Sunday night following an incident in which an off-duty officer shot and wounded one of them Saturday night outside a Northwest Side restaurant in the Hermosa neighborhood.
Rene Bustamante, 20, was charged with one count of felony aggravated assault of an officer with a firearm, and Daniel Delgado, 28, was charged with one count of felony aggravated assault of a peace officer with a weapon, according to a statement from Chicago Police.
The shooting happened about 9 p.m. in the 4300 block of West Fullerton Avenue, authorities said.
The off-duty officer was at a restaurant with his family in the same block and saw two males inside “causing a disturbance,” Fraternal Order of Police spokesman Pat Camden said.
The officer announced he was a policeman and escorted the men out of the restaurant, according to a statement from the Chicago Police Department.
Police said one of the men went to his vehicle, got a handgun and pointed it at the officer. Camden said the two men were waiting outside the restaurant for the officer, one armed with a knife, the other with a gun.
The officer fired his weapon three times, striking one of the men in the leg, Camden said.
While both men took off in their vehicle, the officer was able to give a description of the two to responding officers, Camden said. They were taken into custody a short distance away, police said.
The male who was shot in the leg was taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center. The other man was not injured.