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Updated: March 18, 2014 7:52AM



A man was injured in a police-involved shooting Monday night in the Englewood neighborhood, officials said.

The shooting happened about 10 p.m., Fraternal Order of Police spokesman Pat Camden said early Tuesday morning. The incident occurred in the 6100 block of South Sangamon Avenue, according to a Chicago Police spokeswoman.

The man was walking up and down South Sangamon Avenue between 59th and 61st streets “threatening people,” Camden said. Then the man ran and stood on the roof of a home, Camden said.

When police arrived on the scene, the man allegedly placed a gun to his head, and authorities attempted to “talk him down.”

Camden said the man indicated to a sergeant on the scene that he would shoot the sergeant if he didn’t shoot the man first. The man then allegedly lowered his gun and began to point it at the sergeant. That’s when another officer fired two shots and hit the man in the side.

The man was taken to Stroger Hospital with injuries that weren’t life-threatening, Camden said.

No police officers or civilians were injured.

Spokesman Larry Merritt said the Independent Police Review Authority received notification of the shooting at 10:23 p.m. The authority is investigating the shooting, he said.



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