Bond Set for 2nd Suspect in Theft, Dragging of Cop

Wednesday, Dec 4, 2013  |  Updated 7:37 AM CDT
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2 Charged in Romeoville Black Friday Incident

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2 Charged in Romeoville Black Friday Incident

Thanksgiving Day shopping got off to a frightening start at a Kohl’s Romeoville store. Police responding to a call about shoplifters shot a man who trapped the officer with his car door as he tried to get away. He was taken to the hospital. His passenger and a third man inside the store were arrested. NBC’s Regina Waldroup reports.
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A suburban Chicago shoplifting suspect is being held on $400,000 bond after authorities say he was shot by a police officer while he and another man drove from a store on Thanksgiving, dragging an officer in their getaway car.

The Herald-News reports 52-year-old Charles A. Hinch is charged with aggravated battery and aggravated resisting a police officer.

Fifty-one-year-old Robert L. Russell Jr. is facing similar charges as well as a charge for retail theft. He's also held on $400,000 bond. A 28-year-old from Joliet was arrested inside the store.

Investigators say Hinch was behind the wheel when he and Russell tried to drive away from the Kohl's store in Romeoville at the start of the holiday shopping rush.

It wasn't clear if either Joliet man had an attorney.

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