CHICAGO - A Lawndale man is charged with attempted murder for allegedly shooting at several Chicago police officers — and striking one — while suffering an apparent mental health crisis.
Anthony Marks allegedly called himself “God” and accused his wife of trying to kill him in 911 calls that preceded officers’ arrival to a home in the 1300 block of South Lawndale Avenue early Wednesday morning, Cook County prosecutors said.
Officers responding to a domestic dispute were speaking with Marks when he fired 17 shots from a window on officers outside, according to police.
One officer taking cover behind a parked ambulance was left exposed when it pulled away, prosecutors said. One bullet entered his leg and shattered his femur.
He was treated at Mount Sinai Hospital and was “doing well,” Deputy Chief Brendan Deenihan said Wednesday.
Officers entered the apartment and arrested Marks, according to police. His partner and a child also in the apartment were unharmed.
A judge on Thursday ordered Marks, who remains at a hospital, held on $1 million bail.
The shooting comes less than a week after a detainee concealing a gun during transport to a Northwest Side police station opened fire, wounding three officers. Lovelle Jordan, 25, faces six counts of attempted murder in that shooting.