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Police shoot robbery suspect after chase

Chicago police chased a robbery suspect from

River North

into Bucktown and shot him after he tried to run over an officer, according to authorities.

Police said the man is

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of North Side convenience stores and restaurants. He was wounded after robbing a Subway shop on State Street just north of Chicago Avenue, police said.

Officers working a robbery mission team pursued an SUV that matched the description of one fleeing the scene to the intersection of North, Milwaukee and Damen avenues. The man tried to run over an officer after backing into a squad car, police said in a statement.

The man did not respond to commands and made suspicious movements inside the vehicle before he was shot, and police said they recovered a weapon at the scene.

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The 23-year-old man was taken to

Stroger Hospital

with a gunshot wound to the arm.

Police from a number of nearby districts responded to the scene after officers called a "10-1," a term used to signal an officer, firefighter or paramedic in distress. Detectives from two of the three city detective areas also responded.

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Detectives approached people at the bars that line the intersection, asking if anyone saw anything.  Police blocked access to the area and the

CTA

rerouted its bus traffic around the intersection.

Hours after the shooting, as the bars wrapped up for the night, people stood outside smoking and exchanging stories of the cop cars they saw speeding toward the scene.

The

linked to the suspect usually occurred between 11:30 p.m. and 2:15 a.m. They included hold-ups

early in the morning of Feb. 6.

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