- Englewood residents thought an episode of “Cops” was being filmed Thursday afternoon as a TV news crew shadowed police after a shooting and foot chase.
Englewood District Police Cmdr. Leo Schmitz was on a “ride-along” with a CBS news crew in an unmarked squad car when shots rang out near 65th and Sangamon about 4 p.m.
A man got out of his SUV and began frantically pointing down the block and yelling, “He’s shooting at me!” Schmitz said.
Moments later, another man bolted from a gangway. Schmitz and three other officers tailed the man into a nearby garage, where Schmitz, gun drawn, found him hiding behind a car. His fellow officers arrested the man without a struggle. Charges are pending against the man, who admitted being in a gang.
Police found a 9mm Baretta handgun in a backyard as they backtracked the man’s steps.
Nice job. And the resemblance to Ric Flair is amazing actually.