Man charged after shootout at Chicago's Millennium Park

Updated 5/22/2022 2:07 PM

CHICAGO -- A 22-year-old man faces aggravated assault of a peace officer and weapons charges following a shootout with an off-duty sheriff's officer at Chicago's Millennium Park.

The man also was wounded in the Friday evening shooting, Chicago police said.


Police said the man jumped a fence into the park after refusing to be checked with a metal-detecting wand at an entrance. Shots were fired as he was approached by the Cook County sheriff's officer who was working as a security guard at the park.

The man later was arrested.

The shooting follows the fatal shooting May 14 of a 16-year-old boy near 'The Bean' sculpture in the downtown park that is popular with tourists. The city later instituted a curfew banning minors not accompanied by an adult during some evening hours from the park.

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