Manhunt underway in the shooting of Chicago police officer
Felon in possession of a firearm
Jack Hammer, Crime Reporter – Updated Sept 22 – Despite being wounded several times, Blackman remained at large for several hours after shooting a Police officer on Saturday morning… Authorities later identified private surveillance video following his movements, and tracked the wounded fugitive to a rail yard where he was arrested.
September 21, 2019 via abc7chicago
Chicago - A Chicago police officer who was shot Saturday morning in West Englewood is recovering from surgery in a local hospital. [The wounded officer is in serious yet stable condition]. He was shot while officers… were serving a warrant at a home near 65th Street and Winchester. The warrant was for Michael Blackman [see mugshot below] accused of a random shooting of a woman… in the Fulton River District on Wednesday.
"When the fugitive unit went to knock on the door, he heard the knocks and ran out the back and that's when he ran into the officer and his partner [covering the rear exit]," said Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson. Authorities are actively searching for Blackman who is considered armed and dangerous. The wounded officer along with his partner, were able to return fire, but it's not known if Blackman was injured in the exchange of gunshots, according to police.
Blackman has an extensive arrest history dating back to 1991. His charges include from burglary, battery domestic battery, criminal trespass, disorderly conduct, driving on a suspended license criminal possession of a controlled substance. "We think that he shot the young lady Wednesday, now today he shot a police officer so obviously this is a person that shouldn't be walking around the streets of Chicago," said Supt. Johnson [No shit, Sherlock!].