Gun battle erupted as wanted teen opened fire at U.S. Marshal officer, police say

A 19-year-old man is accused of a capturing that wounded a police canine and an officer on the U.S. Marshals Service as he was being arrested Thursday afternoon on the Northwest Side, prosecutors mentioned in court docket Saturday.

Tarrion Johnson appeared earlier than Cook County Judge Kelly Marie McCarthy, who denied bail throughout a livestreamed listening to.

Johnson, of the 4200 block of West Cullerton Avenue, was charged with 5 counts of tried first-degree homicide, two counts of tried armed theft and aggravated cruelty to animals, Chicago police mentioned.

The capturing occurred at about 1:20 p.m. Thursday at a constructing within the 5200 block of West Belmont Avenue, the place Chicago police and members of the U.S. Marshals Great Lakes Regional Fugitive Task Force have been making an attempt to arrest Johnson on a warrant for tried homicide and tried theft, in accordance with police and prosecutors.

All the officers, together with a police canine sporting a camouflage vest with Ok-9 written on each side, have been sporting marked clothes, displaying “police” and stars, prosecutors mentioned.

Prosecutors mentioned officers have been watching the constructing and noticed Johnson omit a again door, after which flip round and return inside.

A Chicago Police officer hoisting a defend approached the again door with a number of different officers and “announced their office” a number of occasions and known as out Johnson’s identify earlier than the door was “breached” by making a gap in it, prosecutors mentioned.

The shield-wearing officer walked right into a hallway, the place he noticed Johnson, who entered a bed room and returned to the hallway with a gun, prosecutors mentioned.

Screaming “gun!” the officer and fired one shot as Johnson sprinted again right into a bed room and fired three photographs outdoors a window – hitting the Marshal and the Ok-9 outdoors, prosecutors mentioned.

Johnson went again to the hallway and fired two extra photographs at the officers, who yelled: “Put the gun down!” as the shield-wearing officer “returned fire,” prosecutors mentioned.

The U.S. Marshal was grazed within the hand and at least one shot pierced a bullet-resistant vest, inserting “stress” on the officer’s chest whereas police canine was shot in the suitable shoulder, and the bullet lodged into it.

The canine’s situation was important at first, however has stabilized, although extra surgical procedures could also be wanted, prosecutors mentioned.

Johnson was positioned into custody as he left a facet door with one other individual, a feminine, who was with him. Police recovered a “ghost gun” and located a number of spent casings, 5 of which have been fired from the ghost gun, prosecutors mentioned.

Johnson is a lifelong Cook County resident who lives together with his girlfriend who’s pregnant with their youngster, mentioned an legal professional representing him. He attended Chicago’s Social Justice High School and makes music and artwork, in accordance with the legal professional.

Johnson has a number of juvenile adjudications, together with a 2020 possession of a managed substance, a 2017 aggravated vehicular hijacking and possession of a stolen motorcar and supply of a managed substance from 2016, prosecutors mentioned.

Johnson is due again in court docket on Monday.

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