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2 Charged After Shootout With Police

CHICAGO (STMW) – Two men have been charged — one with attempted murder, both with armed robbery and resisting arrest — after a shootout with a police sergeant following an apparent armed robbery on the South Side early Friday.

About 12:55 a.m. Friday, a Chicago Police sergeant was shot at while responding to an armed robbery in the 7800 block of South Cottage Grove Avenue, police said.

The sergeant returned fire twice, and after a chase both suspects were apprehended, News Affairs Officer Michael Fitzpatrick said.

Philip Cooper, 29, of the 800 block of E. 89th Place, who allegedly fired four shots at the sergeant, was charged with attempted murder, armed robbery and two counts of resisting arrest, Fitzpatrick said.

Michael McCullum, 20, of the 1000 block of W. 80th St., was charged with one count of armed robbery and two counts of resisting arrest, Fitzpatrick said.

No injuries were reported, police News Affairs Officer Hector Alfaro said. A weapon was recovered at the scene.

Cooper and McCullum were expected in court on Saturday but court information was not available Saturday night.

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