3 Held After Shooting, Crash That Leaves 2 Officers Injured

UPDATED 12/27/11 8:24 a.m.

CHICAGO (CBS) — Three people were in custody Tuesday morning, accused of shooting a man, then leading police on a chase that ended in a crash in which two officers were injured.

As CBS 2’s Susanna Song reports, the chain of events started at a Marathon gas station in the 7100 block of South Ashland Avenue, in the Englewood neighborhood, just before 1 a.m. Tuesday.

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Police saw a gunman shoot and wound a 19-year-old man.

“They literally see a guy walk up and shoot the victim at point blank range,” said Chicago Fraternal Order of Police spokesman Pat Camden.

Officers fired shots at the gunman, but missed.

The suspect then jumped into a vehicle and took off.

Police pursued the getaway car, until the squad car crashed into the suspect’s vehicle at 73rd Street and Hermitage Avenue.

Police said the gunman tried to run away, but was arrested, along with two other men inside the getaway car.

Two officers suffered minor injuries, limited to bumps and bruises.

“We see young police officers out doing their job in the wee hours of the morning, and come upon a shooting in progress,” Camden said. “Even with restraint, when you see somebody being shot, and you’re a police officer, you take action.”

As of 5 a.m., the officers had been released from the MacNeal Hospital in Berwyn and were resting up at home.

The shooting victim was wounded in the shoulder, and police say he was still hospitalized at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn in fair to serious condition.

  • Brishauwna Williams

    More Englewood simians bringing misery to their own neighborhood! What a bunch of pathetic losers they are!

    • Yard Ape

      Agreed Brishauwna. Eradication is the only answer for this negro plague!!!!

      I’ll wait for all honest and true comments to be deleted by some @ ss holes!!!

      • Afro

        As usual you guys are on the money. I do wish the police were better at shooting moving targets.

  • Leroy Goldberg

    That is the Caucasian simian’s blood in these people. If memory serves me right in the movie classic, Plant Of The Apes, what was the superior being?

    • Imposter Alert!

      Imposter Alert! Imposter Alert! Some jack leg is using Leroy’s name. We all know Leroy is aware that their are no white simians!!!

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