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Police shoot man in arm on South Side

Updated: September 7, 2012 7:31AM

A 21-year-old man was shot by police early Friday after he allegedly pointed a gun at officers trying to conduct a traffic stop in the Greater Grand Crossing neighborhood.

The man was taken to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County with a gunshot wound to the arm, Fraternal Order of Police spokesman Pat Camden said.

The shooting occurred at 1:40 a.m. in the 7500 block of South Michigan Avenue, police News Affairs Officer Amina Greer said. No officers were injured.

Camden said that four Chicago Police officers in an unmarked vehicle in the 7200 block of South Champlain Avenue noticed a van traveling with its side door open, which is a traffic violation.

The officers unsuccessfully attempted to stop the van, which continued west on 76th Street, Camden said. A man jumped out and ran into an alley between Michigan and Wabash avenues.

Two of the officers chased the man, who allegedly pointed a gun at them, Camden said. One of the officers then opened fire.

The unmarked police vehicle began traveling down the other side of the alley, and the man allegedly pointed his gun at them, Camden said. The officers in the vehicle opened fire.

The man was apprehended after he unsuccessfully attempted to scale a fence at the end of a gangway, Camden said. The van fled the scene.

A 9mm gun with a 30-round clip was recovered at the scene, Camden said.

No police officers were injured.

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