Man charged with attempted murder after being run over by Chicago police


The man who was run over by a Chicago police officer on the Loop over the weekend has been charged with attempted murder.

Chicago police said they tried to pull over a wanted vehicle near the 1,100 block of South Dussable Lake Shore Drive on Friday night after finding a police officer’s battery deteriorating.

Police said Tajze Mullins, 23, backed up and was run over by officers who approached on foot. Another officer fired a gun, but no one was hit.

Mullins fled and was arrested shortly thereafter at Block 7100 on South Lafayette Avenue, police said.

The injured officer was taken to a nearby hospital with a broken leg, police said.

Mullins faces two counts of attempted first-degree murder, aggravated assault on a security official, and escape from a security officer.

He was scheduled to appear in bonded court on Sunday.


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Written by Natalia Chi

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