Man arrested after police fire shots on 606 Trail charged with several feloniesSun-Times Wireon April 24, 2021 at 2:24 pm

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Police fired gunshots after confronting Santiago Leon about 7 a.m. Thursday in the 3700 block of West Bloomingdale Avenue.

A man is facing several felony charges after he was arrested Thursday near the western end of the 606 Trail in Logan Square during a confrontation in which police fired gunshots.

Santiago Leon, 28, is charged with attempted murder, aggravated vehicular hijacking, aggravated assault of a peace officer, unlawful use of a weapon by a felon, armed robbery and aggravated discharge of a firearm, according to Chicago police.

Police said Leon participated in these incidents Thursday in Humboldt Park:

  • Attempted carjacking and shots fired in the 3700 block of West Hirsch Street;
  • Attempted armed carjacking in the 1500 block of North Avers Avenue;
  • Armed robbery in the 3800 block of West North Avenue; and
  • Carjacking and shots fired in the 1500 block of North Hamlin Avenue.

Officers confronted Leon about 7 a.m. that day in the 3700 block of West Bloomingdale Avenue after allegedly identifying him as a suspect in the crimes, police said.

After finding him on the trail, a “confrontation ensued and resulted in shots fired by police with no hits,” police said in a statement. Leon was arrested and a weapon was recovered. No one was hurt.

The officer or officers who fired the shots will be placed on routine administrative duty for 30 days while the shooting is investigated by the Civilian Office of Police Accountability, police said.

Leon was expected to appear in court Saturday.

Contributing: David Struett

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