CHICAGO (CBS) — A 35-year-old man has been charged with attempted murder, accused of hitting two Chicago police officers with his vehicle during a traffic stop in Englewood last week.
Jermaine Little, of South Shore, has been charged with two felony counts of attempted first-degree murder, one felony count of aggravated unlawful use of a weapon, and one felony count of aggravated assault of a police officer.READ MORE: Pair Charged In Murder Of 8-Year-Old Melissa Ortega Denied Bail; Accused Teen Gunman Committed Three Previous Carjackings, Prosecutors Say
Little was arrested Tuesday after he was identified as the driver who hit two Chicago police officers with his Chevy Impala, and nearly struck a third officer, during a traffic stop on Friday near 63rd and State streets.
Police said officers had pulled him over, when he shifted his car into reverse, dragging one of the officers, and pinning him between the Impala and a viaduct.
During the incident, the officer shot his gun but did not hit anyone.READ MORE: Bears Reportedly Hiring Colts Defensive Coordinator Matt Eberflus As New Head Coach
Video shows the officer limping to safety as he was carried with his arms over his colleagues’ shoulders.
He was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center in good condition.
Little abandoned his car near 61st and Indiana after the incident, and was arrested on Tuesday. Police said officers recovered a handgun from Little when he was taken into custody.MORE NEWS: Chicago Matching Federal Money For Lakefront Erosion Survey
He’s due to appear in bond court Wednesday afternoon.