Man With Knife Shot By Chicago Police After Lunging at Officers (Video)
A Chicago man was shot by police after lunging at officers with a knife.
The man stabbed an officer twice in his protective vest.
The man was in critical condition after being shot twice by police.
The Chicago Sun-Times reported:
An allegedly suicidal man with a knife was shot and wounded by a Chicago Police officer on Christmas Day after he lunged at officers, injuring one of them, authorities said.
Grand Crossing District police officers drove up to a building at 6:40 p.m. in the 400 block of East Marquette Road in the Woodlawn neighborhood to respond to a call of a man threatening suicide, according to Deputy Chief Berscott Ruiz of the South Chicago District.
When the officers got out of their vehicle, they saw a man sitting on a porch. The man lunged at them with a knife and twice struck the protective vest of one of the officer, Ruiz said on the scene Thursday night, citing a preliminary report.
The man then started walking eastbound, and when the officers asked him to drop his weapon, he turned around and again lunged at the officers, Ruiz said.
The man was shot twice in the torso and taken to Stroger Hospital in critical condition, Ruiz said.