Teen shot by Chicago police over weekend faces assault, weapons charges – NBC Chicago

A 15-year-old boy faces aggravated assault and weapons charges after officers observed him with a gun over the weekend and opened fire, hitting him repeatedly.

On Sunday morning, officers were “touring” the Chicago Lawn area and approached a group of people standing near an alley in the 7200 block of South Artesian Avenue, Chicago police said in a statement.

They began to run away and officers noticed a teenage boy in the group was armed and began shooting him, according to police and the Civil Police Accountability Office. No further details of the incident have been released.

The boy suffered multiple gunshot wounds. He was charged with two counts of aggravated assault of a peace officer and one count of aggravated unlawful use of a weapon.

The boy’s name has not been released due to his age.

COPA will release the video within 60 days of each incident unless prohibited by court order or the Juvenile Court Act, since the young person is under 18 years of age.

The officer who fired the shots will be assigned to administrative duties for 30 days, per department policy, police said.

NBC Chicago

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