Alleged gunman shot by police

Evanston police say an officer shot and wounded a 17-year-old youth near the intersection of Church Street and Dodge Avenue Friday night after seeing him him shooting at a car.

Cmdr. James Pickett says two officers on routine patrol travelling northbound on Dodge at 8:14 p.m. saw the gunman fire several shots from a handgun at a car driving westbound in the alley just north of the intersection.

Pickett says that as the officers tried to stop their patrol car it slid on the icy street and hit a fixed object, but the officers were not hurt.

They then chased the subject on foot northbound in the alley east of Dodge. When they caught up with him, Pickett says, he refused to comply with their demands and one of the officers discharged his service pistol, striking the youth in his left shoulder.

The 17-year-old is reported in stable condition at Evanston North Shore Hospital, and police say a handgun he apparently used was located at the scene.

The state police integrity unit has been called in to investigate the shooting.

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