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Bensenville

Man held on $1 million bond for attempted murder of Bensenville police officer

BENSENVILLE – A Chicago man is being held on a $1 million bond for shooting at a Bensenville police officer, according to a news release from the DuPage County State's Attorney's Office.

Namar Davis, 24, of the 900 block of North LeClaire Street was charged with attempted murder, aggravated assault, aggravated battery and unlawful restraint.

When a Bensenville police officer responded to a domestic disturbance call around 6 p.m. Dec. 20, the officer saw Davis walking away from the area. When the officer approached Davis, he allegedly pointed a gun at the officer. Davis reportedly pulled the trigger, but the gun did not fire, and Davis began to run.

During the chase, Davis allegedly pointed the gun at the officer again. At that time, the officer fired his own gun and struck Davis multiple times.

Davis was taken into custody and transported to an area hospital for his injuries where he's been until today. This afternoon when he was released from the hospital, Davis was immediately taken into custody at the DuPage County Jail.

No one else was injured in the incident.

Davis’ next court appearance is scheduled for Feb. 24 in front of Judge George Bakalis.

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