From an article:
About 8 p.m., plain-clothes officers stopped three teenage boys for “suspicious activity,” police said. But the 15-year-old boy fired at the officers and “engaged in a gun battle,” said Police Supt. Garry McCarthy.
But at least two residents said the officer shot his gun first.
The teen was in serious condition at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn.
The officer, a five-year veteran and member of the department’s Area South gun team, was “in good shape” at the same hospital. McCarthy said the officer was joking with him before going into surgery.
The officer was “very fortunate,” “in pain” and “annoyed,” McCarthy added.
Police detained the other two boys — 15 and 16.
Officers recovered a 380 automatic weapon on the scene, said McCarthy, who added several shots were fired.
Every gun in the hands of a child must first pass through the hands of an adult.