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Burglary suspect shot by police after trying to hit sergeant, officials say

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Updated: September 21, 2013 8:11PM



A burglary suspect who was shot by an officer after he allegedly rammed a police car as it chased him through Portage Park was ordered held without bail Saturday.

Angel Torres, a 44-year-old Northwest Side man, was charged with residential burglary, aggravated assault and armed violence.

Friday’s chase began around 3:30 p.m. when police spotted a vehicle matching the description of one wanted in connection with a burglary in the 6100 block of West Belmont Avenue. A police sergeant pursued Torres’ vehicle and tried to curb it in the 5600 block of West Roscoe Avenue, police said.

After the sergeant got out of his vehicle, Torres allegedly rammed the police vehicle, and the sergeant, who was on foot, shot “in fear for his life” after Torres accelerated the vehicle at him twice, police said.



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