Chicago Police Officer Injured In Shooting

CHICAGO (CBS) — A 41-year-old Chicago police officer was injured in a shooting Friday afternoon but suffered a relatively minor injury when the bullet bounced off his protective vest, Police Supt. Garry McCarthy said.

The officer was among four tactical personnel responding to a call of shots fired in the 100 block of West 103rd Street at around 4:30 p.m. in the Fernwood neighborhood.

As the nearly eight-year police department veteran walked through a gangway, someone fire through a window and struck his bullet-proof vest. The bullet lodged in the officer’s arm.

“The officer is very, very fortunate,” McCarthy told reporters outside Advocate Christ Medical Center, where the officer was taken in stable condition. “This officer’s family his family is stunned, relieved and happy all at the same time.”

McCarthy said several people had been brought in for interviews in connection with the case, but no one had been arrested. Police also recovered a couple of weapons, he said.

LISTEN: WBBM Newsradio’s Bob Roberts reports



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  • silver

    Minor injury or not the police officer was SHOT! You down play because the bullet bounce off his bulletproof vest. If the bullet was higher he might be DEAD!

  • Tea Party Republican

    What was the race of the shooter please?

    Never mind. Do we really even have to guess?

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