Four Cops, Suspect Hurt In Overnight Shooting
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CHICAGO (CBS) — An overnight police-involved shooting in the city’s South Chicago neighborhood sends one man and four officers to the hospital.
According to Chicago Police, it all started just before 1:00 a.m. Saturday, as a traffic stop and ended with the driver of a Jaguar being shot by an officer. CBS 2 has learned there were three young children in the backseat of the vehicle during the confrontation with police.
Officers pulled over a red Jaguar at 94th and South Harbor Avenue, near South Chicago Avenue. Chicago police say the driver and passenger got out of the vehicle for a pat-down, and that’s when police say the driver jumped back into the car, and started to drive off.
Police say a struggle ensued with one of the officers and the driver, after the person attempted to reach for a weapon in his waistband.
An officer shot the driver. Pat Camden, spokesperson for the Chicago Fraternal Order of Police says the man was shot in the stomach.
The driver was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center. The Police Department says his injuries are non- life threatening.
“No officers injured, although officers were taken to Christ Hospital to be checked out for some minor bruises and injuries from jumping into the car,” Camden said at the scene.
“Believe it or not, there was three kids in the backseat of the car. None of them are hurt. They’ve been turned over to a family member at this point,” Camden also said.
A spokesperson from the Independent Police Review Authority tells CBS 2, they are investigating this incident.
Two other officers were injured during a car crash, on their way to the scene to assist. Sources tell CBS 2, their cruiser hit a building. Those officers sustained non-life threatening injuries and were checked-out at an area hospital.