CHICAGO (AP) – Authorities say an Illinois state trooper shot and wounded two men on Chicago’s South Side when one of them pulled out a gun.
The incident began Thursday around 8:30 p.m. as Illinois State Police made a traffic stop. A taxi driver pulled up and said his passengers were refusing to pay. Troopers spoke to two men in the back seat.
Authorities say one man pulled a gun and refused to drop it after being ordered to do so. One of the troopers fired into the car, hitting the two men – one in the lower torso. The other man was hit in the toe.
Authorities say a 23-year-old is now in custody after treatment. The condition of the other man, a 25-year-old, has been stabilized at Stroger Hospital.