A Chicago police officer shot and wounded a 36-year-old man who police say lunged at the officer with a knife early this morning after he broke into another man’s Uptown apartment, police said.
The suspect was being treated at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, but his condition wasn’t available. The officer wasn’t hurt.
The officer and his partner responded to a call of a criminal trespass in progress in the 4900 block of North Kenmore Avenue shortly before 4 a.m., police said. The suspect had forced his way into the apartment of a 64-year-old man and threatened him with a knife, police said.
The officers approached the suspect and told him to drop the knife, police said, but the suspect lunged at them with what was described as a large chef's knife. One of the officers shot the suspect, police said.
No charges were filed against the suspect by mid-afternoon.