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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.

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