A Chicago Police officer was shot tonight near 112th Street and Racine Avenue on the Far South Side, suffering what were believed to be non-life-threatening wounds, and a suspect was shot in the same location.
The officer was shot in the knee and was in good condition. He is in his 30s. The officer
suffered what were believed to be non-life-threatening wounds, and his condition
had been stabilized.
The officer was stable en route to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn
and a second person was seriously wounded in the shooting.
Two people were in custody and a third suspect, a man, was being sought. One of the two in custody was the
second person who was shot
Two officers from the Area South gun team were patrolling the area around Ada
Park, near 112th Street and Racine Avenue, after receiving information that
people were selling guns from out of there.
The officers spotted three guys gathering at the park about
8:05 p.m., and when they tried to talk to them, they scattered.
one of the two officers began chasing the trio on foot. That's when one of the
suspects turned around and opened fire at the officer, striking him in the knee.
The wounded officer also opened fire, striking the gunman in the
The gunman and a second suspect are in custody. Police were
searching for a third suspect.
The gunman's weapon was recovered at the
The officer suffered a wound to the
lower leg. The officer is 35 years old and is a 5-year veteran of the Chicago