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Man wounded in police-involved shooting

Updated: April 13, 2013 9:36AM

Chicago Police shot a man who allegedly pointed a gun at police early Saturday in the South Side Chatham neighborhood.

The shooting happened about 1 a.m. in the 8500 block of South Rhodes Avenue, after a “suspicious” man ran from Gresham District officers who stopped to interview him, according to a statement from police News Affairs.

Officers chased the suspect through the alley and into a backyard, where he allegedly pointed a gun at officers, the statement said. An officer then shot the man, police said.

No police officers were injured, police said.

Fraternal Order of Police spokesman Pat Camden said officers had initially stopped to interview the man near the alley because they smelled marijuana.

The 26-year-old suspect was shot in the chest and taken in serious condition to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, Camden said.

A .38 caliber revolver was recovered from the scene, he said.

Area South detectives and the Independent Police Review Authority -- which investigates all police-involved shootings -- are investigating.

An IPRA spokesperson was not immediately available for comment.

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