Charges filed after police exchange gunfire with suspect in Pullman

Two people have been charged after police exchanged gunfire with a suspect who then barricaded himself inside a Pullman home Thursday, according to Chicago police.

Earl Jackson, 20, faces counts of reckless discharge of a firearm, aggravated assault to an officer, and aggravated unauthorized use of a weapon, police said.

A 16-year-old boy, who wasn’t named because of his age, was charged with aggravated assault to an officer, unauthorized use of a weapon/machine gun, police said.

Officers had responded to a call of shots fired and tried to curb a car about 1:20 a.m. Thursday in the 900 block of East 104th Street, police said. Two people ran from the car and one was immediately placed into custody.

Officers were chasing the second suspect on foot when he shot toward officers, officials said. He then barricaded himself inside a home as a SWAT team was called to the scene, police said.

Police arrested the suspect without incident, officials said.

No one was hit by gunfire but an officer suffered a minor cut to the right hand, police said.

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