Man wounded in shootout with Chicago cops faces felony charges

A man was charged after being critically wounded in a shootout with Chicago police officers Tuesday evening in the South Shore neighborhood.

Flamingo Jones, 38, of the Austin neighborhood, was charged with felony counts of attempted first-degree murder, aggravated assault of a peace officer, aggravated unlawful use of a weapon and aggravated discharge of a firearm, according to Chicago police.

At 7:37 p.m., officers spotted Jones with a gun in the 7400 block of South Bennett and followed him to the rear of a home, according to Chicago police and Chicago Fire Media Affairs. During an ensuing exchange of gunfire, Jones was struck in his side and foot.

He was taken to University of Chicago Medical Center in critical condition, and a weapon was recovered at the scene, authorities said.

Jones, a convicted felon, was ordered held without bail at Cook County Jail during a Thursday court hearing, Cook County court records show. He has an extensive criminal history.

Officials with the Chicago Office of Police Accountability are investigating the use of force, agency spokesman Ephraim Eaddy said.

Any officers involved in the shootout will be placed on administrative duties for 30 days, police said.