CHICAGO (CBS) — A Chicago Police officer was injured Saturday morning, when a stolen car struck him in the Kenwood neighborhood, prompting him to open fire on the fleeing vehicle.
Police said the vehicle was stolen around 10:15 a.m. near Roosevelt Road and Prairie Avenue.READ MORE: City Was Warned About Thousands of Corroding Light Poles But Failed to Fix Many, CBS 2 Investigation Finds
Officers later spotted the vehicle on the 4900 block of South Lake Shore Drive West. When police tried to make a traffic stop, the driver struck an officer, who fired his weapon as the vehicle fled the scene, police said.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Rain Arrives Sunday
The injured officer was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center in fair condition, with a leg injury.
The stolen vehicle was later found abandoned on the 6200 block of South Park Shore East Court.MORE NEWS: View Live Radar
No one was in custody Saturday afternoon.