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Off-duty officer shots man in hand

Updated: July 27, 2011 2:31AM

An off-duty Chicago Police officer shot a 38-year-old man in his hand Tuesday night on the Northwest Side, police said.

The man was shot around 10:30 p.m. in the 4400 block of West Armitage, police said.

He was later taken to an area hospital and was arrested, police said

Police did not provide further details.

But Fraternal Order of Police spokesman Pat Camden said the shooting happened while an off-duty narcotics officer was trying to help a driver during an auto accident.
The man approached the officer and asked if he had a “f------- problem,” Camden said. The officer replied that he did not have a problem but was an officer.

The man then tried to open the officer’s unmarked police car and reached into a waistband, Camden said. The officer responded by shooting the man, Camden said.

The man did not have a weapon, Camden added.

The shooting follows two police shootings Monday, including an officer repeatedly shooting a 13-year-old boy with a BB gun.

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