CHICAGO (CBS) — A man is facing charges after police say three carjackers got into a shootout Friday with an off duty police officer while trying to steal the officer’s Jeep.
Jermaine Morris, 34, is charged with one felony count of attempted first degree murder, according to a release from the Chicago Police Department.READ MORE: Police Officer Responding To Shooting, Struck By Bullet Fired By 15-Year-Old Gunshot Victim
Police say around noon Friday two people were arrested after the shootout in the 1200 block of South Kedvale Avenue.
Morris was shot during the incident and taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in good condition, police said.READ MORE: World's Smallest Flying Structure Developed By Northwestern Engineers
Two other suspects were taken into custody.
Morris was not scheduled to appear in bond court Saturday as he is a person of interest in an unrelated shooting incident for which police are seeking charges, according to police.MORE NEWS: Ed's Driveway: Volkswagen ID.4
The Civilian Office of Police Accountability is investigating the incident.