11/23/2012 03:09 pm ET Updated Nov 24, 2012

CTA Passenger Tasered: Police Shoot Man Who Attacked Bus Driver, Passengers

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A 28-year-old CTA bus passenger who was shot twice and Tasered by police after he attacked a number of fellow passengers and the bus's driver Thursday now faces felony charges.

According to the Chicago Tribune, Ismael Jamison was charged with aggravated battery, aggravated assault and resisting arrest in the incident.

Fraternal Order of Police spokesman Pat Camden previously told the Chicago Sun-Times the passenger was "acting crazy" and removing his clothing before he allegedly began beating other passengers on the northbound No. 94 California bus near 63rd Street around 4 p.m.

When the bus stopped at 63rd Street, Jamison reportedly attacked the bus driver, at which point a passenger exited the bus and flagged down a police car passing by, the Tribune reported.

When the officer, an evidence technician, approached the bus, Jamison allegedly advanced toward him, at which point the officer opened fire. When the suspect advanced again, the officer filed again, according to the Sun-Times.

After other officers arrived, Tasers were used in order to get the suspect into an ambulance, NBC Chicago reports. The bus driver and one passenger were also taken to a nearby hospital for treatment.



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