CHICAGO (CBS) — A Chicago police officer was grazed by a bullet in a shootout with a carjacking suspect in the Rosemoor neighborhood late Tuesday.
Police said officers were investigating reports of a carjacking shortly after 10 p.m., and spotted a vehicle suspected to be the one they were seeking in the 600 block of East 100th Place.
Instead of pulling over, the driver leaned out the window and began shooting at officers, police said.
At least one bullet pierced the windshield of the police SUV, and grazed an officer’s face.
Other officers nearby responded to the call for help, and fired back at the suspect.
“The offender fired multiple shots at that squad car. Those officers were able to return fire and eventually took the offender into custody,” Police Supt. Eddie Johnson said. “It just goes to show you again our people are out here, with all these weapons, and they’re not afraid to use them.”