A South Side police officer had his head smashed against the pavement and briefly lost consciousness after he and his partner tried to stop someone fleeing an area where police were investigating a shots fired call Friday night.
Tony Williams, 43, of the 2700 block of East 77th Street in Chicago, was charged with aggravated battery to a police officer and felony resisting arrest.
Police said Williams slammed one officer's face into the ground several times after he and both officers fell to the ground about 7:06 p.m. Friday, with Williams landing on top of the officer whose face he is accused of smashing.
Police had tried to turn him around after ordering him out of the car because he made "furtive movements" toward his waistband, according police.
Williams had been seen leaving the area of a shots fired call in the 7900 block of South Marquette Avenue at "a high rate of speed" and didn't immediately stop when the two officers tried to stop his car, according to police.
When the car did stop in the 2900 block of East 80th Street, Williams told police he "had nothing to do with the gunshots."
The injured officer was treated at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and released wearing a leg brace and a large white bandage over his head and eye. His face was bruised and he walked on crutches.
Williams was taken to Advocate Trinity Hospital with a small laceration above his eye, police said.
Aside from the felonies, Williams was cited for two moving violations: failure to have a headlight and failure to have license plates illuminated.
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