Chicago police announced charges against a 28-year-old man who they said attacked a CTA bus driver and passengers before an officer shot him Thursday afternoon.
Ismael Jamison, of the 6600 block of South Sacramento Avenue, was charged with three counts of aggravated battery, aggravated assault and resisting arrest, according to police. He was ordered held today on $150,000 bail.
Jamison attacked passengers and a bus driver in the Marquette Park neighborhood Thursday, then was shot and hit by an electronic stun gun by police after he tried to attack officers, authorities said.
The incident happened about 4 p.m. on a California Avenue CTA bus traveling northbound near 63rd Street.
As the man was attacking the driver, another passenger got off the bus and flagged down a passing police car with a single officer inside.
As the man noticed that a police officer was approaching the bus, he took off some of his clothing and was flailing his arms at the police officer in a threatening manner, despite being ordered to stop, a union official said at the time.
Jamison disregarded police orders and aggressively advanced towards the officer, and as a result of this action the officer discharged his weapon, according to police.
Jamison continued to resist, police said, and police twice used the stun gun on him. He was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center, where he remained hospitalized early Saturday morning.
Prosecutors said Jamison has five prior felony convictions. According to court records, Jamison's convictions date back to 2002 and include aggravated unlawful use of a weapon, armed robbery with a firearm, attempted aggravated vehicle hijacking and aggravated battery of a peace office.
Jamison's next court date was scheduled for Nov. 29.Copyright © 2015, Los Angeles Times