CHICAGO (CBS) — An East Chicago Police detective who was shot while off duty on Sunday is recovering at the hospital, following two successful surgeries.
Police said Detective Jeffrey Sanchez was picking up a pizza on the 4700 block of Indianapolis Boulevard around 7 p.m. Sunday, when he got into a “verbal altercation” with two other people, and he was shot five times.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Mainly Clear And Not As Cold Sunday Night
Sanchez returned fire, wounding one of his attackers, according to police.READ MORE: At Least 20 Shot, 2 Killed In Weekend Violence In Chicago
The detective was taken to a Chicago area hospital, where he has had two surgeries to repair damage done to his intestines and bowel area, police said. He was listed in critical but stable condition in the intensive care unit on Tuesday afternoon.
The attacker who was wounded in the shootout was taken to University of Chicago Medical Center, where he is being treated for his wounds. The other attacker was in the custody of the Lake County Sheriff’s Department.MORE NEWS: Boy, 11, Shot And Wounded In West Pullman; He Is Second Child Shot In Area Within Week
A GoFundMe page has been set up to help Sanchez with his medical bills.