Wednesday, December 17, 2008


Police were involved in a shooting with an armed offender in the 3rd district tonight.
A Chicago police officer shot an armed offender while executing a search warrant tonight on the South Side.

At about 7:04 p.m., officers from the Narcotics Section approached a residence in the 7300 block of South Kingston Avenue (map) when a person confronted the officers with a gun, according to a statement issued by the police department.

An officer fired his weapon and the suspect was struck, the police statement said.
The suspect was taken to an area hospital in "stable" condition, police said.

A weapon was recovered on the scene, police said.

As of 8:30 p.m., investigators from the Independent Police Review Authority were out at the scene investigating the shooting, said Mark Payne, spokesman for the agency.

There were no other injuries, police said.

Thankfully no officers were injured.

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