BREAKING: Third Chicago Officer Shot In Less Than 24 Hours

Another Chicago police officer was shot on Tuesday, less than a day after two officers were shot at Mercy Hospital.

Chicago, IL – A Chicago police officer was shot on the city’s South Side on Tuesday morning.

Police said that an officer from the Chicago Police Department’s 6th District was making a traffic stop at about 11 a.m. in the 8700-block of South Marshfield Avenue when he was shot, WLS reported.

The officer was hit in the bullet-proof vest, and officials said they believed the ballistic vest had taken the brunt of the hit from the bullet.

Officers returned fire and shot the suspect who had fired on the officer, the Chicago Tribune reported.

The wounded officer was transported to Little Company of Mary Hospital, according to police.

The suspect who shot the officer was also transported to the hospital, the Chicago Tribune reported.

Some sources said the suspect had been fatally shot by police, but officials have not yet confirmed or denied that information.

Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson was en route to the hospital, according to WLS.

Agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives responded to the scene and were investigating a black Chevrolet SUV that was parked at the scene.

St. Ethelreda School, located only a couple blocks from where the gunfire erupted in the Gresham neighborhood, was put into lockdown, WMAQ reported.

This shooting comes less than 24 hours after Chicago Police Officer Samuel Jimenez was fatally shot in a gunfight with an active shooter at Mercy Hospital.

A second officer was shot in that incident as well; however, the bullet went into the officer’s holster and lodged in the barrel of his service weapon, saving his life.

UPDATE:

Chicago Police Spokesman Anthony Guglielmi tweeted that the wounded officer was expected to make a full recovery.

The suspect, who was shot when officers returned fire, remained in critical condition at the hospital.

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Comments (9)
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JBo
JBo

Chicago. Stunner.

LEO0301
LEO0301

Hopefully the suspect will succumb to his injuries.

K9113
K9113

God bless the officers. Maybe someday the cities leadership will realize how important these officers are and place blame where it should be placed, squarely on the perps shoulders.

Shastabeau
Shastabeau

Bullsh#t deal. Chicago has taken away the value of their police officers! Politicians screaming about gun control, and they can't keep weapons out of gang members hands!

LostAllSanity
LostAllSanity

Rahm Emanuel - you have made - or allowed - Chicago to become a sewage dump. Maybe the violence supports the business of the gangs - but I will not come back to Chicago for pleasure or business. Need to put a wall around this Sh_thole and keep the Mayor and his gangs away from the civilized world.