Man charged with pointing gun at Chicago Police officer

A 19-year-old man who pointed a gun at a Chicago Police officer during a foot chase Sunday in Englewood has been ordered held on a $250,000 bond.

Elmon Darling, 19, is charged with two counts of aggravated assault of a peace officer with a weapon, and one count of aggravated unlawful use of a loaded weapon, all felonies, according to Chicago Police.

About 11:15 a.m., officers were chasing Darling on foot in the 700 block of West 61st Place when he pointed a handgun in their direction, police said.

One of the officers fired his weapon, but the suspect was not struck, police said. Darling was arrested shortly after, and his firearm was recovered at the scene.

Darling, of the 8100 block of South Richmond, was ordered held on a $250,000 bond Monday, according to court records. He is next scheduled to appear in court Aug. 3.

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