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Man charged after allegedly firing shots near Chicago Police headquarters

Demarquez Nels19 1500 block South Keeler Avenue was charged with aggravated discharge firearm vehicle aggravated assault police officer unlawful use

Demarquez Nelson, 19, of the 1500 block of South Keeler Avenue, was charged with aggravated discharge of a firearm at a vehicle, aggravated assault to a police officer and unlawful use of a weapon. / Chicago Police.

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Updated: December 12, 2012 8:20AM



A 19-year-old man faces three felony charges after he allegedly fired shots near the Chicago Police Department’s headquarters on the South Side Monday afternoon.

Demarquez Nelson, of the 1500 block of South Keeler Avenue, was charged with aggravated discharge of a firearm at a vehicle, aggravated assault to a police officer and unlawful use of a weapon, according to a statement issued early Wednesday by police News Affairs.

On-duty police officers allegedly saw Nelson open fire at a vehicle in the 3400 block of South Indiana Avenue about 12:50 p.m. on Monday, police said.

The officers tried arresting Nelson, police claim, and a foot chase ensued. At one point, police officers fired shots at Nelson, but no one was injured, police said. He was apprehended after the foot chase.

Nelson is scheduled to appear in bond court on Wednesday.



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