Man chokes cop unconscious when police investigate music-video shoot: CPD

Donta Reed booking pic
Donta Reed Photo credit Chicago Police Department

(WBBM NEWSRADIO) — A man is charged with choking a Chicago police officer this week in Lawndale on the West Side.

Police had responded to a call of a group who was brandishing firearms while filming a music video in the 3600 block of West 15th Street Wednesday night, according to Chicago police.

Chicago police spokesman Tom Ahern says officers spotted 33-year-old Michael Reed, a convicted felon, with two guns and started to arrest him on weapons charges.

A second man attacked the arresting officer, placing him in a chokehold, in an attempt to free Reed, he said. The alleged attacker is identified as 20-year-old Donta Reed and is charged with aggravated battery to a police officer and resisting a police officer.

The officer, who reportedly lost consciousness during the attack, was recovering, according to police.

Two guns were recovered at the scene, police said.

(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire & Chicago Sun-Times 2022. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

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