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Police hit suspect in store shooting with unmarked squad car

Demetrius Allen was hit by an unmarked police car as he was fleeing convenience store shooting with revolver his hprosecutors

Demetrius Allen was hit by an unmarked police car as he was fleeing a convenience store shooting with a revolver in his hand, prosecutors allege.

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A gunman caught in the act during a convenience store shooting on the South Side Saturday afternoon was run over by cops and arrested, prosecutors say.

Demetrius Allen, 28, appeared in court Sunday morning with two black eyes, wearing a large bandage wrapped around his head.

Prosecutors allege he shot a 30-year-old man twice in the shoulder in the store in the 5800 block of South Morgan before police officers spotted him running away with a revolver in his hand, and then pointing the weapon at them.

Fearing for their safety, the officers ran him down with their unmarked squad car, according to a police report.

Allen, of the 6100 block of South Morgan, is charged with unlawful use of a weapon and two counts of aggravated assault of a peace officer. He scowled as Judge Adam D. Bourgeois set his bail at $250,000.



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