CHICAGO (CBS) — A Chicago Police detective was assaulted Monday evening in the South Shore neighborhood.
Police said at 7 p.m., Area Two detectives were conducting a canvass in the 7700 block of South Yates Boulevard, where a man was shot and killed late Sunday. During the canvass, two assailants attacked on on-duty detective from behind, police said.READ MORE: 1 Dead, 2 Injured In I-57 Expressway Shooting Near 119th Street
One of the assailants was armed with a handgun, the other with a knife. The assailants pushed the detective from behind and began physically assaulting him while rummaging through his pockets, police said.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Temperatures Climbing; Sunny Skies Ahead
The detective’s partner came to his aid and the assailants fled, police said.
Officers found and apprehended one suspect in the 2300 block of East 75th Street a few blocks away. The second assailant escaped and remained at large Monday night.MORE NEWS: Chicago Weather: Weekend Warmup
The 53-year-old detective who was attacked was taken to an area hospital in good condition with injuries to his head and neck, police said. The detective is a 26-year veteran of the Chicago Police Department.