CHICAGO — Authorities have charged a man in connection with a shooting involving state police on Chicago’s South Side last week.
25-year-old Jonathan McIntosh has been changed with two counts of Aggravated Assault to a Police Officer and one count of Unlawful Use of a Weapon by a Felon.
McIntosh and another 23-year-old man were in the back seat of a taxi cab last Thursday near 77th and Vincennes when the driver of the cab flagged down state troopers.
Authorities say the cab driver told the troopers that the two passengers in his backseat were refusing to pay him for their fare.
While speaking with the passengers them, troopers “observed what appeared to be a gun in one of the suspect’s pockets,” Illinois State Police said in a statement.
“The suspect did not listen to any of the Trooper’s commands and then pulled out a gun from his pocket,” the statement said.
Troopers told the suspect to drop the weapon and the suspect refused.
“A trooper fired two shots at the suspect who was holding the gun,” the statement said.
McIntosh was wounded in the lower torso. The second passenger received an injury to his toe.
Both were taken to the hospital.
No troopers were injured in the incident.
McIntosh is being held on a $450,000 bond and remains in police custody at Stroger Hospital.
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