A man is accused of shooting a police officer in Chicago

A man was denied bail Saturday after he was accused of shooting two Chicago police officers – seriously injuring one – when they tried to stop a car on the South Side in June.

Jabari Edwards, 28, was arrested July 13 in Iowa by CPC officers and members of the Regional Marshals Division for escaping the Great Lakes region. Police announced, Saturday, that he is now facing two counts of attempted murder, and one count of illegal use of an aggravating weapon.

Prosecutors said during a bail hearing on Saturday that the gun used in the shooting was owned by a witness who knew Edwards, who borrowed the witness’s car and gained access to their home.

The shooting occurred at approximately 5:45 p.m. on June 1, near the 1600s of West 64th Street.

Police said earlier that two officers in a squad car tried to stop a car but it sped away and then slowed, allowing the officers to park next to them.

Shots were fired from the car and the officer behind the wheel was hit in the shoulder, Sobet Police. David Brown said hours after the attack.

Her partner jumped into the driver’s seat and took her to the University of Chicago Medical Center, where she was initially in critical but stable condition.

Two people fled on foot after the car crashed near 64th Street and Bishop Street. The SWAT team searched nearby buildings but no arrests were made. Brown said a gun and car keys were found near the scene.

In response to the prosecution’s case, Edwards’ attorney said the evidence was “insufficient puzzle pieces”.

Edwards has no violent criminal history, but “this case is violent as it is,” a Cook County judge said when he ordered Edwards to be held without bail.



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