Black man arrested for Shooting Police Officer, Woman In Chicago
After a shootout with police on the streets of Chicago, a wounded Michael Blackman was finally in custody. The aptly named Blackman, 45, was wanted for shooting a woman in the back on Sept. 18 and a police officer who attempted to apprehend him on Sept. 21.
According to police, the first shooting occurred at roughly 11:50 a.m. in the 200 block of North Milwaukee Avenue. The woman was standing on a sidewalk when the suspect rode up and shot her one time before riding away. She was rushed to the hospital and doctors were able to stabilize her condition. She's expected to survive.
Police were able to locate the suspect at a home on Winchester Avenue. As they knocked on the front door, Blackman exited the back door and managed to shoot one of the officers in the leg. The wound caused substantial blood loss, but the officer applied a tourniquet to himself and was taken to the hospital. Blackman was able to slip away.
By viewing local surveillance footage, investigators were able to track him to a vacant lot on the 6400 block of South Hoyne. Upon searching the lot, officers were shot at by Blackman who then fled the scene. More police were laying in wait for him though, and after another brief gunfight, he was struck multiple times. He is currently at the hospital being treated for 8 gun shot wounds.
Blackman has a long criminal history, including charges for burglary, battery, domestic battery, criminal trespassing, disorderly conduct, driving on a suspended license and criminal possession of a controlled substance.
Chicago's police hating, black mayor, Lori Lightfoot was compelled to visit the injured officer in the intensive care unit at Christ Medical Center. Though he lost much blood, he is now expected to make a full recovery.