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South Side teen shot by cops held on $1.5 million bail

Updated: September 5, 2012 6:30PM

A South Side teenager was ordered held in lieu of $1.5 million bail Wednesday for allegedly shooting at Chicago Police officers who tried to stop him for a possible curfew violation.

Andre Jackson, 17, was shot in the stomach and leg when he exchanged gunfire with police at 12:24 a.m. Tuesday in the 600 block West 90th Street, Cook County prosecutors said. He wasn’t at his bond hearing Wednesday because he remains hospitalized in serious condition at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, a police officer told Judge Donald Panarese Jr.

The officers involved in the incident were on routine patrol when they noticed Jackson walking eastbound on 90th Street at an alley between Union and Lowe. They wanted to interview him for a possible curfew violation and announced who they were and asked him to stop, assistant state’s attorney Sylvie Manaster said.

But Jackson was hesitant and turned as if he was heading westbound, he abruptly ran eastbound with the officers in pursuit, Manaster said.

One officer eventually darted out of his patrol car and ran after Jackson through an alley yelling “‘Police!’” and “‘Stop!’” before the teen took out a .25 caliber weapon and pointed it at the officer, Manaster said.

The officer fired and Jackson returned fire while falling to the ground as a result of his injuries, Manaster said.

“F--- you guys,” Jackson allegedly yelled at the officer who repeatedly told him to drop the weapon.

But Jackson continued to keep his gun on the officer, who fired again, Manaster said. Jackson allegedly shot again at the officer, who took cover behind a garage.

When the officer’s partner arrived and ordered Jackson to drop his gun, the teenager pointed the weapon in the direction of the second officer, Manaster said.

That officer also fired at Jackson before Jackson threw the gun on the roof of a nearby garage, Manaster said.

The officers were not injured.

Jackson, of the 8900 block of South Parnell, has been charged as an adult for attempted murder and two counts of aggravated assault to an officer.

The teenager is currently on probation for an unlawful use of a weapon conviction as a juvenile. Jackson was also found delinquent earlier this year for criminal damage to property.

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