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Harvey mayor’s bodyguard fire at gun-wielding person in Chicago’s Old Town area

A safety officer working for Harvey Mayor Christopher Clark on Wednesday shot at a person who was armed with a firearm and carrying a ski masks in Chicago’s Old Town neighborhood, in keeping with a information launch.

The taking pictures occurred simply earlier than 2 p.m., and Clark’s safety element noticed somebody get out of a black Jeep with black tinted home windows and level a gun, in keeping with a launch from Harvey officers.

“In an effort to protect the mayor, the detail exited their vehicle,” in keeping with the discharge. “The masked man turned toward the detail with his gun pointed. The detail fired his gun at the assailant, striking his vehicle. The assailant returned to the vehicle and sped off. The officer was not struck by gunfire.”

Chicago police mentioned they responded at about 2:30 p.m. to the 1500 block of North Halsted Street and that their investigation confirmed an 86-year-old man was being robbed at gunpoint when a non-public safety officer from Harvey fired at him.

Police mentioned no accidents had been reported and that detectives are investigating.

South suburban Harvey is about 25 miles from Old Town.

Clark was not injured and Harvey police are working with Chicago police in investigating the taking pictures, in keeping with the Harvey launch. It was not clear whether or not the person shot at by the safety element returned fire.

Elected in the spring of 2019, Clark had served a time period as alderman in Harvey’s third Ward earlier than defeating Anthony McCaskill, president of Harvey’s park district, in the mayoral election.

Clark had been concerned in a poll initiative to get a time period limits referendum proposal permitted by voters that barred Eric Kellogg from searching for a fifth time period as Harvey’s mayor in 2019.

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