Chicago Police shoot man who fired at officers


A man who jumped from a car during a traffic stop and began running away Monday night was shot by police after he fired a gun officers, the department said.

According to the police department, the 29-year-old man was a passenger in a car that had been pulled over on in the Homan Square neighborhood on the city's West Side at about 10 p.m. when he exchanged gunfire with officers as he tried to run away. No officers were struck by bullets, police said.

The man whose name has not been released was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital. His condition was unknown.

Police did not say why the vehicle was stopped or why the man ran away, but they did say as he ran away he tossed three handguns on the ground, which have been recovered.

Two other men in the vehicle the driver and another passenger, also ran away. Police said on Tuesday morning that they had not been located.

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