Updated 10/24/14 – 11:48 a.m.
CHICAGO (CBS) — A manhunt was underway early Friday, after an off-duty Chicago police officer was shot during a robbery attempt in the Greater Grand Crossing neighborhood.
Police said three men approached the 41-year-old officer as he was sitting in his personal vehicle, a white BMW, near 74th Street and Langley Avenue shortly before 1 a.m.
Chicago Fraternal Order of Police spokesman Pat Camden said it didn’t take long for the officer to realize something was wrong.
“One offender tries to open the passenger door. At that point, the officer puts his car in gear, tries to drive away. The offenders open fire. The officer is hit in the chest,” he said.