Kyjuan M. Tate

Kyjuan M. Tate

An off-duty Chicago police officer was charged and another person was taken into custody following a shooting at a business in Blue Island, according to authorities.

The Blue Island Police Department (BIPD) said officers responded to Burr Oak Bowl, 3030 W. 127th St., at about 11:45 p.m. on Jan. 11.

Three people were shot, with two taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center. One of those victims was in stable condition with a gunshot wound to the chest.

The third victim drove himself to an area hospital with a graze wound and was later discharged.

The BIPD said that Kyjuan Tate, 27, was charged with two counts of aggravated battery and one count of attempted murder.

Police said a confrontation initiated in the bathroom between Tate and one of the victims, and a physical altercation ensued. Tate, of the 8100 block of South Avalon Avenue, fired shots twice before attempting to flee the scene.

Police said Tate and the other subject were arrested at the scene, where a gun was recovered.

The BIPD had no updated information on the other subject.

According to the BIPD and the Chicago Police Department (CPD), Tate is a probationary officer, meaning he had just begun his career with the CPD.

He has been relieved of his police powers, according to the CPD.

The BIPD and Civilian Office of Police Accountability (COPA) are investigating.

Ephraim Eaddy, a COPA spokesperson, said his department was notified of the officer discharging his firearm following an altercation at the bowling alley; COPA will work with the BIPD in conducting an investigation, he said.

Anyone with information may contact the BIPD at (708) 396-7020.