DOLTON, Ill. — One person is in custody on Saturday night after a shooting involving Chicago police in Dolton.

Officers say they were conducting a follow-up investigation in the 15200 block of South Meadow Lane around 5:45 p.m. when they spotted a wanted offender. Police say an exchange of gunfire then broke out between officers and the offender. 

According to police, nobody was struck by gunfire during the shootout. The offender was then taken into custody and police say a gun was recovered. 

Police have not provided details on why officers were investigating in the area but a source told WGN-TV that the suspect may be connected to the fatal shooting of a security guard on Friday.

A resident in the area who spoke with WGN-TV described the moments he heard the exchange of gunfire.

The man said he was headed to work around 7:15 p.m. when he suddenly heard 15 to 20 shots.

“I came up the block, it was Dolton police in a gunfight with somebody coming around the corner. As they came around the corner they were shooting back and forth at each other. And I tried to put my truck in reverse, but there was a car behind me, only thing I could do was lay on my front seat,” the resident, who asked not to be identified, said. 

Officers say an investigation by the Investigative Response Team is now underway and the officers involved in the shooting have been placed on routine administrative duties for 30 days.

Investigators with Chicago’s Civilian Office of Police Accountability (COPA) are also conducting a comprehensive use of force investigation.

COPA notified the public about its investigation in a social media post on Saturday evening and asked anyone with information to contact the COPA office at 312-746-3609 or visit