Published on Feb 29, 2020
A man who was shot by a Chicago police officer during a confrontation Friday afternoon at the CTA Grand Red Line station was initially stopped by officers for crossing between train cars, police said.
One person was shot by police at the CTA Grand Red Line station
The incident happened just after 4 p.m., sparking a heavy police presence at the CTA station located at State Street and Grand Avenue.
shows two Chicago police officers struggling with a man in the approximately two minutes leading up to the moment shots were fired.
The officers used a taser and mace on the suspect, but weren't able to detain him. At one point, a female officer yells "give me your hands" as one shot is fired. The male suspect then runs up the escalator — followed by the two officers — as two additional shots are fired.
The unidentified suspect was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital and underwent surgery, Chicago Police Department Deputy Superintendent Barbara West said. He was last reported in critical, but stable condition.
Red Line trains were initially standing due to the police activity, but later resumed with delays.