Man Shot at Chicago Police Station After Pointing Gun at Officers Faces Assault Charges

Man Shot at Chicago Police Station After Pointing Gun at Officers Faces Assault Charges

CHICAGO (AP) – A man accused of walking into a Chicago police station and pointing a gun at officers, leading police to shoot and wound him, was expected to appear in court Friday on assault charges.

The police department said 43-year-old Terrick Bland, of Maywood, is charged with five counts of aggravated assault of a peace officer and one felony count of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

He’s due in court Friday. According to police, Bland walked into a police station on the city’s West Side on Wednesday and began shouting anti-police statements.

When officers ordered him to drop a gun he had wrapped in a plastic bag, he pointed it them and at least three of them opened fire.

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