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Man Charged With Firing Shots At Chicago Police In Montclare

CHICAGO (CBS) -- A man charged with firing shots at Chicago Police officers during a chase late Sunday in the Northwest Side Montclare neighborhood has been ordered held on a $250,000 bond.

Arthuro Martinez, 33, faces two counts of aggravated assault of a peace officer with a weapon, one count of unlawful use of a weapon by a felon, and one count of possessing and driving a stolen vehicle, all felonies, according to Chicago Police. He also faces multiple traffic offenses.

Arthuro Martinez
Arthuro Martinez (Source: Cook County Sheriff)

On Wednesday, Judge James Brown ordered Martinez held at Cook County Jail on a $250,000 bond, court records show.

Officers were at the intersection of Grand and Harlem at 11:24 p.m. Sunday when they noticed Martinez driving erratically in a silver Toyota, police said. He then turned east on Grand and fired shots at the officers.

Following a chase, the Toyota struck a pole near Ashland and Fullerton as Martinez attempted to make a turn, police said. He was taken into custody before being taken to Illinois Masonic Masonic Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries.

An officer who was injured at the scene was treated and released from a hospital, police said. No other officers were injured.

Martinez, of the Southwest Side Ashburn neighborhood, is next scheduled to appear in court on Aug. 15, court records show.

(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire © Chicago Sun-Times 2017. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

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