Officer fires on man who shot at people on South Side porch
Shots fired by police at two locations. (Google map / May 24, 2012)
The officer saw the man firing on people on a front porch in the 7900 block of South Ellis Avenue about 2:20 p.m., and when the officer announced who he was, the man pointed the gun at him and the officer fired shots, said Chicago Police spokesman Officer Darryl Baety.
The gunman ran off, but after the officer called in a description of the attacker to police dispatchers, other officers were able to arrest him, police said.
A handgun was found nearby, Baety said.
The incident was the second in which police fired on a gunman today.
About 10 a.m., a gunman pointed what was believed to be an AK-47 assault-style rifle at an officer in the 9300 block of South Lyon Avenue in the Burnside neighborhood, police said, citing preliminary information.
The officer opened fire at the gunman, who ran away.
Police have learned the gunman ran into a nearby home and told its occupant that he was bleeding from the hand and may have been shot.
As of late this afternoon, police were searching the nearby hospitals for the gunman.
Police could not say for certain whether the gunman was actually wounded.