VIDEO: Surveillance Captures Gunfight As Thugs Try To Carjack Chicago Cop

An off-duty Chicago police officer returned fire when two would-be carjackers began shooting at him.

Chicago, IL – A gunfight erupted between an off-duty Chicago police officer and two armed men, after the suspects attempted to carjack the officer’s vehicle, recently released surveillance footage showed (video below).

The incident occurred at 8:55 a.m. on Apr. 20, as the unnamed officer was about to head off to his barbershop, WGN reported.

The video, which was released by the Civilian Office of Police Accountability on Wednesday, showed two men in hooded sweatshirts as they approached the officer’s black BMW.

As the men walked past the car, they suddenly glanced over their shoulders, and stepped towards the passenger door.

One suspect opened the door, as the second man rushed towards the driver’s side.

The men then pointed their weapons at the off-duty officer, who was sitting in the driver’s seat, WMAQ reported.

The officer jumped out of the car with his weapon drawn, and moved past the second suspect towards a silver Jeep parked behind the BMW, the video showed.

Investigators said that he identified himself as a police officer just before the shootout ensued, WMAQ reported.

One of the suspects then fired his weapon at the officer, WGN reported.

The officer began shooting at the assailants from the roadway, but his weapon appeared to malfunction, the video showed.

One of the suspects emerged from the passenger side of the BMW and opened fire while his accomplice scrambled out the rear passenger door.

Police said that both would-be carjackers ran to a vehicle waiting nearby and fled the scene, WGN reported.

No one was injured in the exchange of gunfire, but the window of a nearby parked vehicle was shattered, police told WMAQ.

The suspects remain at large.

You can watch surveillance footage of the shootout in the video below:

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realDonaldTrump
realDonaldTrump

Too bad the officer missed. Hope they catch the animals. Where's the outrage for the officer sitting in his car minding his own business and the thugs attacked him?

RunCop
RunCop

Animal thugs!

Steve1
Steve1

Damn they should be dead!

mistrbrnt
mistrbrnt

this cop needs to spend some time on the range ...ugh .

Pat1978
Pat1978

They we're probably just walking home from their job at FedEx and were going to ask the officer for a ride to church.

Pat1978
Pat1978

He tried to clear that gun like three times. Stovepipe?

voiceoftreason
voiceoftreason

Silly negroes, Trix are for cops!

realDonaldTrump
realDonaldTrump

@Pat1978 I'd love to know what type of jam he dealt with, what ammo and gun he had... Shooting at two assholes from in the middle of the street is a tricky proposition. But still, very concerning the gun jamming. Was his weapon clean, oiled, etc? Need details.

Pat1978
Pat1978

@realDonaldTrump I only watched the video once but it looked like he tried a few times to clear the jam. I wonder if that is the gun he uses at the range. I always tried to carry the same weapon I used on duty whenever practical.

Golfgodptk
Golfgodptk

Too bad the officer's weapon malfunctioned. Now these two felons are still alive and free to terrorize the publoc.

Golfgodptk
Golfgodptk

public

yelyana
yelyana

The officer needed to carry a back-up piece - a revolver.

Batt
Batt

A revolver is as close to perfection as you can have.

KCN
KCN

You can bet that this video won't be seen by the majority of the public as it should be. If one of these young thugs would have been hit, then Momma would have stood in front of the camera saying, "My boy is a good boy! He wouldn't do that. This is another case of Police brutality!!! The Officer didn't have to shoot my boy"

LordSeamus
LordSeamus

I'd get a better weapon, and make sure I tested it on a gun range first to make sure it's going to be good with the ammo he buys. My old 1911A1 would handle anything and with it's stopping power, one hit, one perp down.

nitrodave08
nitrodave08

No one was injured in the exchange of gunfire, but the window of a nearby parked vehicle was shattered, police told WMAQ.

More time at the range

NOVA540
NOVA540

Train & maintain your equipment..... your life 'DOES' depend on it ! ! Was this a weapon 'malfunction' or POOR maintenance ? ! Luckily the Officer wasn't hurt.

LEO0301
LEO0301

@realDonaldTrump - I own a Glock, normally a very reliable weapon, and had it malfunction at the range. It had nothing to do with the gun being cleaned or oiled. He could have lose wristed the gun during the excitement of being car jacked. Sometimes, shit just happens. To those who are criticizing the officers shooting accuracy, my question to you is how many gun battles have you been in? My only criticism of the officer is why he didn't have his doors locked in a questionable neighborhood?

NearMintGaming
NearMintGaming

Any surprise they were black?

DJO
DJO

And people wonder why police officers carry when off-duty.

shooter
shooter

Try not doing the "Inner-City Thug Bouncy-Hoppy" thing when shooting.

mblue77084
mblue77084

Very teachable moment on defensive actions. Glad the officer is ok