A man out on parole for armed robbery shot at and grazed the face of a Chicago police officer investigating a possible carjacking Tuesday night on the Far South Side, authorities said.
The man was driving a car that matched one reported stolen earlier in the evening when the officer and his partner spotted him in the 600 block of East 100th Place just after 10 p.m., police said.
The officers tried to stop him, but the man stuck a gun out the window and fired shots at the squad car, according to a statement from the Chicago Police Department. One bullet struck the squad car and grazed an officer in the face, it said.
Officers in another car returned fire, and the suspect fired several times at the second police car, police Superintendent Eddie Johnson told the Chicago Tribune.
The suspect was not hit but crashed the car in the 10000 block of South Eggleston Avenue, police said. He tried to run away, but officers took him into custody a short time later. A 9mm handgun was recovered at the scene, police said.