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Chicago police said the deputies were in the 7400-block of South Yates at about 6:45 p.m., tracking a suspect on electronic monitor when they encountered him in person.
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The Cook County Sheriff’s Office said the suspect they were monitoring was charged with 13 counts of aggravated criminal sexual assault and seven counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse, and had been placed on electronic monitoring in December 2020 after posting a $300,000 D bond.
The man had been staying with someone in the 8600-block of South Sangamon, but the person told the sheriff’s office he was no longer allowed to stay at the home. The sheriff’s office said deputies responded to the home to help move the suspect, but found he was no longer there. They used his electronic monitoring bracelet to track him in the 7400-block of South Yates.
The deputies exchanged gunfire with the man, who was struck and taken to University of Chicago Hospital in critical condition, Chicago police said. The sheriff’s office said the deputies do not appear to have been injured but were taken to a different hospital for evaluation.
Police said a weapon was recovered at the scene.
No further details were immediately available.
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