CHICAGO – A Chicago police officer shot one person during a traffic stop Friday in the Near West Side neighborhood.
According to Chicago police spokesman Tom Ahern, the shooting occurred shortly after 3 pm in the 2100 block of West Adams Street after the officer observed that a person inside the vehicle he stopped had a weapon.
Ahern added that one person is in custody in connection with this incident and no officers were injured. So far, a firearm has been recovered at the scene.
For its part, the Chicago Fire Department reported that an adult man was transported to Stroger Hospital after receiving a gunshot wound, but did not provide details about his condition or his age. An officer was also taken to a area hospital for observation.
It should be noted that this is the second shooting involving Chicago police in two days. The other shooting occurred Thursday night when an officer shot an armed assailant while arresting him in the Back of the Yards neighborhood.
According to the police department, the officer who fired the weapon will be assigned to perform administrative tasks for 30 days while COPA conducts its respective investigations. Telemundo Chicago contacted COPA and the agency indicated that it will release the details of its investigation once it is completed.
For now, COPA asks for the support of the public to report any information to its office at 312-746-3609.