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Chicago teen charged with attempted murder after allegedly opening fire on police officers

A 16-year-old Chicago boy was arrested Tuesday after firing shots from a rifle in the direction of police officers who were responding to a call, authorities said.

Officers were called around 11 p.m. to the 2800 block of West 25th Place for a report of a person with a gun, the Chicago Police Department said.

When the officers arrived, the department said they spotted the offender with a rifle. The suspect allegedly opened fired in the direction of the officers before trying to flee.

No officers were struck and the officers did not return fire, police said.

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Police quickly apprehended the suspect in the 2500 block of South Sacramento Avenue and recovered the rifle at the scene.

The 16-year-old was charged with multiple felonies, including attempted first-degree murder, aggravated assault on a peace officer, and aggravated unlawful use of a weapon, and one misdemeanor count of obstructing identification, and was issued a citation for high cap mag and metal piercing bullets.

Police did not release the identity of the teen because he is a juvenile.

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