A Chicago man who allegedly shot three law enforcement officers after mistaking them for rival gang members is now facing up to 20 years in prison.
The officers, two ATF agents and an ATF Task Force officer, were driving in an unmarked car at about 5:45 a.m. while working on a covert federal investigation on the South Side of Chicago.
As the officers were merging onto an interstate, a man driving a white Chevrolet Malibu suddenly rolled down his window and started firing a handgun at them.
One of the officers was struck in the hand, one was struck in the torso and one had a graze wound on the back of their head. They were all non-life-threatening injuries.
The shooting comes at the heel of a bloody Fourth of July weekend in Chicago where 100 people were shot and 18 were killed.