CHICAGO (CBS) — Cook County Sheriff’s officers wounded a suspect in a shootout Wednesday evening in South Shore, after finding him as they tracked him electronic monitoring.
Chicago Police said at 6:44 p.m., Cook County Sheriff’s officers were tracking the suspect on electronic monitoring and found him in the 7400 block of South Yates Boulevard.READ MORE: Chicago Weather Alert: Snow Totals From Lake Effect Snowstorm
Sheriff’s officers exchanged gunfire with the suspect, who was struck and was taken to a nearby hospital in critical condition, police said.READ MORE: Chicago Public Schools Cuts COVID-19 Isolation And Quarantine Period For Students, Staff From 10 Days To 5
A gun was recovered at the scene.MORE NEWS: Mayor Lightfoot Added To Lawsuit Over Removal Of Christopher Columbus Statue In Little Italy
Further details, including why the suspect was on electronic monitoring, were not immediately available.