CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- Charges have been filed against an Englewood man involved in the police shooting that sparked Sunday night’s looting downtown.
Latrell Allen, 20, was charged with two felony counts of attempted first-degree murder and one count of unlawful , Chicago police said.
Officers responded to a call of a person with a gun at about 2:30 p.m. near the 5700 block of South Racine Avenue, police said.
Latricsa Allen, the mother of Latrell, told CBS 2 her son did nothing wrong.
"He said: ‘Mom, the police shot me!’ I said, ‘They shot you?’ He said, ‘Yeah, they shot me five times!’” Larticsa Allen said. “I said, ‘Latrell, did you shoot them?’ He said: ‘No mama, I did not shoot them. I was just running.’”
Latricsa Allen told CBS 2 another one of her sons got into a fight with a younger male from the neighborhood at a local park. Latrell was also there, and someone flagged down police and started chasing those who ran, including Latrell.
Latricsa Allen said her son was just trying to run away and was not armed.
Authorities said misinformation about the police-involved shooting may have sparked the mobs of looters who struck Chicago's Magnificent Mile shopping district and other sites early Monday. The shooting scene Sunday escalated into a tense confrontation between police and angry members of the community; at least two officers were injured.