CHICAGO — Five people are in custody and three people were taken to the hospital from a shooting that involved police near Humboldt Park Saturday evening, Chicago police and fire say.
According to the Chicago Police Department, five suspects are in custody — including one person who was shot by police — after tactical officers attempted a traffic stop around 5 p.m.
Police said the vehicle in question evaded officers during the attempted traffic stop until they were able to catch up to the driver as he was pulling into a garage in the 600 block of North Central Park Avenue. The suspect then got out of the vehicle with a gun.
“The officers repeatedly ordered this person to ‘drop the gun, drop the gun,'” said CPD Deputy Chief Ron Pontecore during a media presser following the incident. “He proceeds to go to the backyard and starts to ascend a back porch behind the home. At this time, the officer discharges his weapon and hits the offender.”
It is unclear at this time if the suspect pointed a gun or fired shots at the police officers.
The Chicago Fire Department said one civilian and two police officers were taken to local hospitals after the incident. The civilian was taken to Stroger Hospital with a gunshot wound and is in good condition. Additionally, two police officers were taken to Rush Hospital in stable condition.
According to police and fire, no officers were shot. Fire officials said the two officers taken to the hospital were just being taken there for evaluation.
Police said two guns were recovered at the scene of the incident.
The Civilian Office of Police Accountability (COPA) is also investigating this incident.