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Gun Pointed At Illinois Rep. Edward Acevedo In Chicago

Edward Acevedo

First Posted: 01/16/11 08:23 PM ET Updated: 05/25/11 07:25 PM ET

Illinois State Representative Edward Acevedo had a gun pointed at him Friday night on Chicago's Lower West Side, but the gunman took off when he realized who Acevedo was.

The Chicago Sun-Times reports that the representative was standing on the sidewalk in the 2500 block of South Oakley Avenue when a van pulled up alongside him and an occupant pointed a gun in his direction.

Acevedo then "announced his office" to the gunman and the van sped off.

Aside from being the Illinois House's assistant majority leader and a representative since 1997, Acevedo has been a Chicago police officer since 1995, the Chicago Tribune reports. It is unclear which office Acevedo announced.

Police have released few details on the incident, and no arrests have been made.


Filed by Jen Sabella  |