Man faces attempted murder charges 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.

According to the Chicago Police Department, on Friday night, officers found a wanted vehicle linked to an officer’s deteriorating battery earlier this month near the 1100 block of South Dasable Lake Shore Drive and attempted to haul the vehicle. bottom.

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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