A 16-year-old boy opened fire on two Chicago police officers sitting inside an unmarked squad car on the city's Uptown neighborhood on Saturday, prosecutors alleged in court.
Jansen Aikens was charged as an adult with two counts each of attempted first-degree murder and aggravated discharge of a firearm.
Aikens, of the 1300 block of West Chase Avenue, was ordered held in lieu of $1 million bail Sunday.
According to Cook County prosecutors, Aiken, a self-admitted gang member, was with another known gang member when police tried to conduct a street stop on the city's North Side.
Aiken and the other man ignored orders to stop. When one of the officers started to pursue them, Aiken pulled a .38-caliber revolver out and fled.
Officers in the squad car were following the two when Aiken "got in a shooting position" and fired five shots in the direction of the squad car in the 1000 block of West Sunnyside Avenue, authorities said. Police fired back, but no one was struck.
Aiken surrendered in the 4500 block of North Broadway.Copyright © 2015, Los Angeles Times