By Jennifer Keiper, WLS-AM 890 News
(CHICAGO) An investigation is underway into the shooting of a man in the Belmont Cragin neighborhood Monday by an immigration agent who was trying to make an arrest.
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials say the special agent was attempting to arrest someone just before 6:30 a.m. Monday, on the 61-hundred block of West Grand Avenue, when a second person pointed a weapon toward agents.
ICE officials say the special agent fired his weapon, shooting and injuring 53-year-old Felix Torres in his left arm. He was taken to a hospital in serious condition and stabilized.
The Immigration and Customs Enforcement Office won’t reveal details and 36th Ward Alderman Gilbert Villegas tells ABC7, ” They’re treating our office like nobody. So, that tells me that I have to talk to the congressmen and the senators to get some answers on this issue but this is very alarming.”
An ICE spokesman says that any time one of their officers or special agents discharges their firearm in the line of duty, the ICE Office of Professional Responsibility reviews the matter. “This is an ongoing review, and no further details will be released at this time,” says an ICE Spokesperson.
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