Minnesota Man Paralyzed After Amtrak Police Shooting
CHICAGO (AP) — Relatives of a Minneapolis man allegedly shot in Chicago by an Amtrak police officer say he is paralyzed and clinging to life.
Chad Robertson's sister, Nina Robertson, said Friday the 25-year-old father of two has a bullet lodged near his spine and has been in and out of consciousness.
Robertson was shot late Wednesday, allegedly by one of two Amtrak officers patrolling outside Union Station.
Nina Robertson said officers confronted her brother and his friends alleging complaints Robertson's friend was smoking marijuana. She says her brother panicked and ran from police when an officer opened fire.
In a statement Friday by Amtrak spokesman Marc Magliari, Chicago police and the Cook County state's attorney's office are investigating the shooting.
Magliari says the officers involved in the incident are on administrative assignment.