Rosemary Sobol, Paige Fry
Police shot and wounded a person inside a police station after he walked inside shouting “anti-police sentiments” and pointed a gun wrapped in a plastic bag at officers, police Superintendent David Brown mentioned Wednesday afternoon.
The capturing happned about 12:50 p.m. on the West Aspect station, 3315 W. Ogden Ave., after a person walked in and started “mumbling and ranting” within the foyer, Brown mentioned at a information convention.
The person had a plastic bag wrapped in his hand, and an officer noticed what gave the impression to be the barrel of a gun protruding of the bag, Brown mentioned. The person shouted anti-police sentiments and started to level the gun at officers working on the entrance desk.
Officers drew and fired their weapons as a response, Brown mentioned.
The person was shot within the arm, police mentioned. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, the place he was handled for non-life threatening accidents.
Brown mentioned he believes three officers fired their weapons, however their weapons shall be inspected to substantiate what number of officers fired pictures.
No officers had been injured, Brown mentioned.
The person’s gun was recovered on the scene, police spokesman Tom Ahern wrote in a tweet.
The person who was shot has not but been recognized, Brown mentioned.
“He’s not being very cooperative telling us who he’s,” Brown mentioned, including that authorities will try to determine by his fingerprints.
The Civilian Workplace of Police Accountability is investigating the capturing, Brown mentioned. The officers concerned within the capturing shall be positioned on routine administrative duties for 30 days.
“This anti-police sentiment expressed by this specific offender has us all involved about entry to our police amenities the place our officers are,” Brown mentioned. “However we’ve to steadiness that with being open to the group to return in and make reviews and interact with our officers.”
It was the second capturing at a police facility in latest days. Late final month, a person broke into the Homan Sq. facility and allegedly pointed weapons at cops, who shot him.
Brown mentioned the division is trying into including a layer of safety for officers working in police amenities after these two latest incidents.
“We’re asking for town’s prayers,” Brown mentioned.