Chicago police officer, sergeant charged with shooting unarmed man in Pilsen in July

CHICAGO (CBS) -- A Chicago police officer and sergeant are each facing felony charges after Cook County prosecutors say they shot an unarmed man in July in

Pilsen. Chicago Police have previously described the July 22 incident at 18th and Morgan Streets as a shootout, but Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx on Friday said the

two officers being charged were the first to open fire, and had no justification for opening fire on the 23-year-old man who was shot. Chicago Police Sgt. Christopher

Liakopoulos, 43, and Officer Ruben Reynoso, 42, each face charges of aggravated battery with a firearm, aggravated discharge of a firearm, and official misconduct.  Their

bail has been set at $25,000 each, meaning they must post $2,500 to be released from custody. They also have been ordered to surrender their firearms and Firearm Owners

Identification Cards. Both officers are assigned to the Major Accident Investigation Unit, and have been relieved of their police powers. They turned themselves in Thursday

night. Foxx said they face up to 30 years in prison if convicted. Police have said, shortly before 7 a.m. on July 22, two officers with the Major Accident Investigation Unit

were driving to the police academy for training, when they spotted a group of four people wearing masks and loitering outside a closed store near 18th and Morgan

streets. Police have said, when one of the officers identified himself as law enforcement, one person in the group pulled out a gun and started shooting, prompting the

officers to shoot back.