Chicago Man Charged With Firing Gun At Police Officers During Pursuit

A file photo shows a crime scene blocked off by the Chicago Police Department. (WTTW News)A file photo shows a crime scene blocked off by the Chicago Police Department. (WTTW News)

A Chicago man is facing attempted murder charges after he allegedly opened fire on uniformed Chicago police officers while attempting to flee from another shooting in West Englewood earlier this week.

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Antwon Harrison, 24, was held without bail during a hearing Wednesday after he was charged with two counts of attempted murder stemming from the Monday evening shooting incident. Corey Jones, 21, was also charged with aggravated fleeing and eluding after allegedly acting as a getaway driver.

Jones was held on a $100,000 D-bond, meaning she must pay $10,000 to be released from custody.

According to Assistant State’s Attorney Anne McCord Rodgers, the incident began with a shootout between a person and a group of individuals in the 5900 block of South Throop Street around 7:15 p.m.

Harrison — who also goes by the name Ernest Lockett — was allegedly captured on video shooting a handgun with an extended magazine before jumping into a black Jeep driven by Jones.

Several other people also got into that Jeep, including some who had been wounded in the shooting, according to McCord Rodgers.

At that same time, two on-duty police officers driving a marked squad car approached the scene after viewing pod camera video of the shooting. When they saw the Jeep, they activated their lights and sirens, but Jones allegedly refused to stop, and instead drove the wrong way down several streets in an attempt to escape.

During this pursuit, Harrison allegedly held the handgun out of the rear driver’s side window and fired multiple shots at the officers, before the Jeep crashed into a concrete wall. Neither of the officers was wounded, and both Harrison and Jones were arrested on the scene.

Police recovered a 9mm handgun with a high-capacity extended magazine from the Jeep. A witness who was in that vehicle said the gun was in Harrison’s possession as they drove, according to McCord Rodgers.

Jones allegedly admitted that she was the driver of the Jeep, while Harrison allegedly told police that he had been in possession of the firearm, but claimed he hadn’t fired it. McCord Rodgers said a ShotSpotter notification indicated six shots had been fired at police.

Harrison’s defense attorney on Wednesday indicated that her client had also suffered a gunshot wound to his right arm.

Both Harrison and Jones are due back in court June 27.

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