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ByABC7 Chicago Digital Team

Wednesday, June 7, 2023 21:55

The man charged with shooting at CPD officers on the South Side: police

CHICAGO (WLS) — A man has been charged with shooting a police officer on the South Side, CPD said.

On Wednesday, police said Antwon Harrison, 24, had been charged with two counts of attempted first-degree murder.

It happened on Monday in the Englewood neighborhood near West 59th Street and South Ashland Avenue. The police officer was fired upon, but was not injured, said the CPD.

Harrison allegedly fired the shot after being injured in another shooting, which also left two teenagers injured.

A spokesman for the Chicago Fire Department said that same night, a 16-year-old boy walked into a firehouse on West 59th Street and South Ashland Avenue after being shot at around 7:22 p.m. He was transferred to the University of Chicago Medical Center in moderate to serious condition.

Minutes later, CFD responded to a 16-year-old boy and a 24-year-old man, who were shot, in a vehicle on West 59th Street and South Wells Street.

CPD said the two male victims were in the vehicle that opened fire at a marked police car after the initial shooting.

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The vehicle crashed into the 5900 block of South Wells Street, and all five people in the car were arrested.

CFD said a second boy was brought to the University of Chicago Medical Center in critical condition. The man was taken to the same hospital in good condition.

Police did not open fire, according to the CPD.

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