Teen charged after trading shots with Chicago police officers in Cragin

A 17-year-old boy was arrested after exchanging gunfire with Chicago police officers during a chase Thursday night in the Cragin neighborhood.

Police officers responded to a report of shots fired around 11 p.m. in the 2200 block of North Lamon Avenue when they saw a male matching the suspect's description and began pursuing him on foot, police said.

A police officer fired a single shot but did not hit the gunman, police said. The gunman also fired but no one was hit.


The teen was taken into custody and police recovered a handgun from him and found another gun in the area, officials said.

He was charged with aggravated assault of a peace officer and aggravated unlawful use of a weapon without a FOID card.

The teen was due in juvenile court Friday.

The Civilian Office of Police Accountability was investigating the shooting.

The Sun-Times Media Wire contributed to this report.