Chicago police shot a man after he pointed a gun at them in the Far South Side’s Pullman neighborhood Friday evening, police said.
Around 5:40 p.m., police and paramedics responded to a call in the 11200 block of South Langley Avenue after receiving reports of a “disturbance of a man with a gun,” officials said. Police officers “encountered an armed offender,” said Tom Ahern, Chicago Police spokesperson, in a news release.
“The offender pointed a handgun at the officers at which time officers discharged their weapons striking the offender,” the news release said.
The man shot was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn in critical condition, said Chief Walter Schroeder, spokesperson for the Chicago Fire Department.
The suspect had two guns and a knife, which were recovered at the scene, Ahern said, adding that no police officers were injured.
The Civilian Office of Police Accountability had members on scene, said COPA spokesperson Ephraim Eaddy.
Detectives are investigating and COPA will continue a use of force investigation. The officers involved will be placed on administrative duties for 30 days, as is routine when police shoot someone.