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Man Shot By Police In Englewood Charged With Assault

CHICAGO (STMW) -- A man who was shot and wounded by police officers Saturday night in Englewood has been charged with aggravated assault in connection to the incident.

Kurtis Garrett, 32 of the 6200 block of South Ada Street, was charged with two felony counts of aggravated assault of a peace officer, police said in a statement early Monday.

The shooting happened at 8:16 p.m. Saturday in the 5800 block of South Morgan, police said.

Englewood District tactical officers responding to a call of a man with a gun spotted someone matching the radio description and chased him to the back of a residence, police said.

An officer saw the man holding a weapon and told him to drop it, and when he didn't comply, officers opened fire, police said.

The man was struck and taken to Stroger Hospital in serious-to-critical condition. A weapon was recovered on the scene, police said.

No officers were injured.

Pat Camden, a police union spokesman, said the man's mother had called the police shortly after 8 p.m. because he had fired shots inside the home, where he lives with his parents. The man's father leaned out a second-floor window and shouted to the police that his son had a gun, Camden said.

Camden said officers spotted the man outside his home, chased him onto the enclosed porch and ordered him to put down his weapon. He said the man put the gun on the stairs but then reached for it and was shot three times.

The Independent Police Review Authority is investigating the incident.

(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire © Chicago Sun-Times 2014. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

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