Deadly Robbery at Family Dollar on South Side

A Chicago police officer was shot, and a suspect killed at a family store in Chicago's West Englewood neighborhood

By Sandra Torres
|  Tuesday, Apr 19, 2011  |  Updated 7:57 AM CDT
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Chicago police officers shot and killed a robbery suspect at a Family Dollar store in the West Englewood neighborhood.

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A Chicago police officer was shot in the knee and a suspect was killed during a shootout at a Family Dollar store on the city's South Side.

Police were called to a robbery in progress at the Family Dollar store in the West Englewood neighborhood around 8:30 p.m. on Monday.

When officers arrived, the suspect was still inside the store armed with a gun. That's when officers went in the store and began firing out of fear for their lives, striking the suspect, police said.

The suspect, 27-year-old Jerome Williams, died at the scene, police said.

The officer who was shot in the knee is expected to recover. Wentworth area detectives continue to investigate the incident.

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