University Village: Man Charged With Attempted Murder of Chicago Police Officers

By The Chicago Times Staff

December 27, 2021

CHICAGO – A man has been charged with the attempted murder of two Chicago police officers on Christmas Eve in University Village.  A $1 million bond has been set.

Nokomis Jefferson, 29, has been charged with attempted murder and unlawful use of a weapon after an alleged shootout with police around 10 p.m. in the 1300 block of West Hastings.

According to CPD, Jefferson was observed on a live Chicago Housing Authority surveillance camera brandishing a firearm.  Allegedly, Jefferson removed a firearm from his waistband and held it at his side.   When two CPD officers approached Jefferson, he fled and opened fire.  Jefferson then hid between two parked cars and waited to ambush the two officers.  As the officers approached, Jefferson fire is gun and luckily missed his targets.

After the shooting, Jefferson fled the scene and later surrendered in the parking lot of the 12th District police station.  Arresting officers discovered that Jefferson had been wounded by gunfire and was transported to Stroger Hospital.

According to CPD, a weapon was found near the vehicle where Jefferson was hiding.  Jefferson has previously been charged with aggravated assault of a police officer and had been out on bond for a separate weapons charge.