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Man wounded during shoot-out with off-duty Cook County sheriff in Millennium Park

A man was wounded during a shoot-out with an off-duty Cook County sheriff Friday night near Millennium Park.

The 22-year-old was attempting to enter the park on the first block of East Monroe Street but refused to be wanded at the entry point, Chicago police said.

The man then jumped a fence to gain entry and as security approached him, he pulled out his gun and fired shots, police said. An off-duty Cook County sheriff who was working as a security guard returned fire.

The man was shot and fled on foot and was taken into custody in the 300 block of East Riverwalk, police said. He was taken to a nearby hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Charges were pending, according to police.

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