Teen charged with firing shots at Chicago police officers in Little Village
CHICAGO - A 16-year-old was charged with firing shots at Chicago police officers in Little Village Tuesday night.
The teen was charged with one felony count of attempted first-degree murder, one felony count of aggravated assault of a peace officer, one felony count of aggravated unlawful use of a weapon, one misdemeanor count of obstructing identification and a citation for high cap mag and metal piercing bullets.
At about 11:01 p.m. Tuesday, officers were responding to a call of a person with a gun in the 2800 block of West 25th Place when they observed the teen with a rifle.
The juvenile then opened fire in the direction of the officers, police said.
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No one was struck, and officers did not return fire.
The teen attempted to flee the scene, but was quickly placed into custody.
A weapon was recovered.
No additional information was released by police.