Deenihan said officers who arrested Jordan did search him, and found money and drugs, but did not find a gun he had hidden on him.
For almost four minutes, an officer drives a squad car with Jordan in custody in the back seat – unknowingly armed. In that time, Jordan someone moved his cuffs to the front and got his hands on the gun that had been hidden against his crotch.
When police arrived at the sally port at the station at 5555 W. Grand Ave. on the city’s West Side, and an officer opened the door of the SUV to take Jordan inside, Jordan shot the officer in the chin. The officer fell backward, and Deenihan said that was when Jordan and other officers outside the station engaged in a shootout.
Sources said between Jordan and the officers, more than 50 shots were fired.