[URGENT] Public Safety Advisory

UIC Police offers the following security tips:
Report crime promptly to police at call 312-355-5555 for emergencies or 312-996-2830 for non-emergencies All actions taken in an active threat/shooter situation must be determined on the basis of your assessment of the situation. Familiarize yourself with the UIC Office of Preparedness and Response emergency guidelines Evacuate, Evade, Engage. (ready.uic.edu/emergency-guidelines/active-threat-shooter/active-threat-shooter/)
On Thursday 07 December 2023, at approximately 1:20 p.m., UIC Police responded to a report of an aggravated assault that occurred at 1810 W. Fillmore St. The victim, who is an Illinois Department of Corrections Officer, was approached by an offender driving a gold in color sedan who pointed a handgun at the Officer while stating, “Do you want to die?” The vehicle then fled Eastbound on Fillmore St. and Northbound on Wood St. The offender is described as a male, 20-30 years of age, with freckles on his face and facial hair. No injuries were reported from the incident.

The Chicago Police Department will lead the investigation. Anyone with information should call 311.
Approximate crime location mapped: maps.app.goo.gl/8F9EW9iSV4x78qMZ8
Public safety advisories are distributed to the university community in compliance with the federal Clery Act. UIC Police may also issue notifications for off-campus crimes in the interest of public-safety awareness. Security tips are standard precautions, not special or incident-specific measures. Effective January 2021, the university will no longer routinely use race, ethnicity, or national origin as a descriptor in public safety advisories. Updates to investigations are not sent by email but will be posted online at emergency.uic.edu/public-safety-advisory/
UIC Annual Security Report go.uic.edu/CleryReport
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