LYONS, Unwell. (CBS) — Two Chicago Cops had been wounded Wednesday night time when one other officer’s gun by accident discharged throughout a battle with a suspect in west suburban Lyons, police stated.
Police Supt. David Brown stated round 9:15 p.m., officers noticed a automotive on DuSable Lake Shore Drive close to Roosevelt Highway that license plate reader know-how decided was wished in reference to a homicide.
A police helicopter was additionally known as to comply with the automotive, and directed officers to the Citgo gasoline station at 8050 W. Ogden Ave., the place the suspect stopped to get gasoline, Brown stated.
The suspect got here out, and the officers surrounded him, police stated. A battle ensued at that time.
One of many officers who had his handgun out through the battle discharged the gun by accident – doubtless putting two different officers, Brown stated.
One male officer was shot within the arm, the opposite within the shoulder. One of many officers suffered a through-and-through gunshot wound, Brown stated.
A weapon was recovered contained in the suspect’s automotive, and two individuals had been taken into custody, Brown stated.
The officers had been taken to MacNeal Hospital in Berwyn, the place there was a big police presence late Wednesday. They had been each reported to be in good situation.
The officer whose gun by accident discharged was not injured, Brown stated. The Civilian Workplace of Police Accountability will examine.
This incident got here simply two days after a Chicago Police officer was shot in the face by a suspect throughout a battle in a shopping mall parking zone at North and Sheffield avenues in Lincoln Park.
Jovan McPherson of Elgin has been charged with tried homicide and a number of other different felonies within the incident on Monday afternoon. Police stated he kidnapped a girl a short while earlier.