CHICAGO (CBS) — An off-duty officer fired shots at a man early Wednesday in the South Chicago neighborhood, after she apparently caught him trying to steal her car. The suspect got away.
Chicago police said the female officer fired shots at an unknown male suspect near 80th and Coles shortly after 4 a.m.READ MORE: SWAT Team Responding To Building In South Loop For Call Of Men With Guns Inside
Officers at the scene said the off-duty officer was walking to her car when she saw a man inside. At some point, she fired shots at him.
He was not injured and he ran away. The officer also was not hurt.READ MORE: Archer Heights Offering Food Giveaway Every Tuesday Night
Police spent much of the morning processing the scene and searching for the suspect.
One neighbor said the sound of the gunfire woke him up.
“I was on my way to get up, kind of in between sleeping, and then I heard the shots and I rolled over,” Renee Stockton said.MORE NEWS: FDA Approves Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine For Children Ages 12 To 15
Police said an investigation is ongoing.