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Officer Shot In Leg During Traffic Stop

Chicago Tribune via Yellowbrix

November 01, 2010

CHICAGO – A Chicago police officer was shot in the leg late Sunday afternoon near Damen Avenue and the Stevenson Expressway, officials said.

The officer, who suffered non-life-threatening injuries, was being treated at Stroger Hospital and is expected to make a full recovery, Superintendent Jody Weis told reporters at the hospital.

About 5:30 p.m., Harrison District officers pulled a vehicle over at Polk Street and Francisco Avenue in the West Side’s Lawndale neighborhood. As the officers approached the vehicle, the suspects inside it tried to run over the officers and fled the scene, Weis said.

Ogden District officers were monitoring the radio and saw the fleeing vehicle exit the Stevenson at Damen, Weis said. The suspects’ vehicle hit a police car before stopping, he said.

An officer tried to remove the suspects, and shots were fired that wounded an officer, Weis said.

The injured officer is 37 and a nine-year Chicago police veteran, Weis added. The suspects from the vehicle were taken into custody, but Weis didn’t say how many there were.

Weis would not take any additional questions from reporters or give out any further information, referring all other questions to the Independent Police Review Authority, which investigates shootings involving Chicago police officers.

Curtis Tarver, a spokesman for the authority, said an officer fired a weapon during the incident. He could not say, however, who shot the officer or if the wounded officer was the same one who opened fire.


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    revCCBeasley

    almost 4 years ago

    2944 Comments

    Praying for the LEO recovery.

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    LCSO_165

    almost 4 years ago

    338 Comments

    Praying for the Officer's recovery

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    Perl

    almost 4 years ago

    1498 Comments

    Basic Firearms: Sympathetic response.....keep your fingers away from the trigger! CPD strikes again.

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    HEYSARGE

    almost 4 years ago

    16726 Comments

    Lucky.....

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    Irishcop1961

    almost 4 years ago

    50920 Comments

    Prayers for a full and speedy recovery to the Officer.

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    JMichaelSven

    almost 4 years ago

    246 Comments

    Wishing him a complete and speedy recovery! Hope they catch the one responsible!

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    wiseass0282

    almost 4 years ago

    10982 Comments

    Wishing for a full recovery. Not of information, but it seems that there is a chance that this is a accidental diischarge type situation.

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    rhood

    almost 4 years ago

    23592 Comments

    Best wishes for a full recovery to the injured officer.

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