Mayoral security detail intervened in attempted gunpoint robbery of elderly man in Chicago
The officer with the mayor's security detail drew their weapon in response to an individual attempting to rob an 86-year-old man at gunpoint.
A member of Mayor Chris Clark’s security detail exchanged gunfire with an attempted robber Wednesday afternoon in Chicago’s North Side.
Officers responded to the 1500 block of North Halsted at approximately 2:30 p.m. and further investigation revealed a single offender was attempting to rob an 86-year-old man at gunpoint, according to Chicago Police Department officials. That’s when a member of the mayor’s private security detail drew their weapon to return fire, Chicago police said.
Chicago police officials previously said four Black males wearing ski masks exited a Black Jeep SRT and an officer with the mayor’s detail fired shots.
NBC5 Chicago reports this occurred outside of Clark’s residence in the Goose Island neighborhood, a source familiar with the situation told NBC5 Chicago.
No one is in custody, according to Chicago police. No injuries were reported, so far, as no one was transported from the scene.
However, Chicago police officials said it’s possible an offender may have been struck by gunfire as they fled.
Area Three detectives with the Chicago PD and Harvey Police Department will further investigate the shooting.
The Lincoln Park Apple Store is in the vicinity of where the incident occurred.
Correction, 9/22/2022: An earlier version of this story incorrectly implied that a Harvey police officer fired back at the offender. No member of the Harvey Police Department was involved with this incident. The individual was a member of the mayor’s private security detail. This article has been updated to reflect that information.
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