Two Cops Injured While Chasing Suspect

CHICAGO (STMW) — Two Chicago Police officers were injured when they fell down stairs chasing a suspect, who was eventually caught, Tuesday evening in the South Side Hamilton Park neighborhood.

The officers were injured at the 7500 block of S. Stewart Ave. about 7:20 p.m., Fire Media Affairs Director Larry Langford said. The officers were chasing a suspect when they fell down the stairs.

One of the officers suffered an arm injury and another suffered a minor hand injury, Langford said. The most seriously injured suffered either a broken or severely bent arm, he said.

Both were taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital for treatment. One was listed in serious condition, while the other was in good condition, Langford said.

The suspect the man was chasing was taken into custody, authorities said.

Police could not immediately provide further details.

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  • Th Good

    What a way to stay in shape. I’m sure both weighed more than the average bear. Too much donut eating.

  • coprolalia

    Walking my dog by Northwestern Memorial last night, it seemed to me the Vice President had been shot–eight police cars screaming lights and sirens, blocking intersections and closing Lake Shore Drive well in advance of the two ambulances. While I understand police solidarity, it’s a little ridiculous that thy somehow think cops’ lives are worth more than the average citizen’s. I guarantee no blue lights will be escorting my ambulance.

  • Calvin

    That’s a new one!

    Doc: Nah, it’s not broke it’s just “severely bent”.

  • chris

    “One was listed in serious condition, while the other was in good condition,”

    So, a broken/bent arm qualifies as serious condition? I thought serious was just one step away from critical.

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