CHICAGO (CBS) — Chicago police have arrested a person of interest in the shooting of a firefighter who was responding to a call in the Northwest Side’s Albany Park neighborhood last Sunday.
A person of interest has been arrested and is being interrogated in connection with the shooting of an on-duty Chicago Fireman. Additional details will be available after detectives complete interviews. News desks: please plan for a press conference sometime Sat morning. pic.twitter.com/g4tfSPs6da
— Anthony Guglielmi (@AJGuglielmi) February 8, 2020
The firefighter was taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center with a gunshot wound to the left leg.READ MORE: ATM Stolen From Logan Square Currency Exchange; Two Other Attempts Reported Nearby
Doctors say he is in fair condition and in pain, but with physical therapy he is expected to make a full recovery.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Friday Morning Temperatures In The Single Digits
Firefighters responded to the car fire around 1 a.m. at Wilson and Kimball avenues when they heard gunshots and took cover, but one of the bullets struck the firefighter in the leg.
The wounded firefighter is 36 years old and has been with the Chicago Fire Department for six years.MORE NEWS: Doggy Daycare Owner Appalled After Cook County State's Attorney Declines To Prosecute State Inspector Jose Guillen, Who Was Caught On Camera Groping Her
The cause of the car fire is still under investigation.