CHICAGO (CBS) — An off-duty police officer shot and wounded a man in a shootout following an attempted robbery in Calumet Heights late Monday.
At 5:44 p.m., an armed man came up to an off-duty police officer on 92nd Street near Phillips Avenue and attempted to rob him.READ MORE: Bucktown Woman Shaken After Being Carjacked During Saturday Morning Spree, And She's Not The First Victim In Her Family
The officer and the would-be robber exchanged gunfire, and the would-be robber was shot in the lower extremities, police said. He was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center, where he was stabilized.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Dangerous Wind Chills For Next 2 Nights
The officer was not injured, police said. A weapon was recovered at the scene.MORE NEWS: Chicago White Sox Take Action After CBS 2 Investigators Expose Parking Scam Outside Sports Venues: Fans Getting Ripped Off By Conmen, Then Hit With Parking Tickets
The Civilian Office of Police Accountability is investigating, and the officer has been placed on administrative duties for 30 days as per protocol.