Off-Duty Chicago Police Officer Carjacked in Calumet Heights

Three men, one armed, approached the officer Monday night, police said

Tuesday, Dec 11, 2012  |  Updated 7:35 AM CDT
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The carjacking incident happened on the 9000 block of South Crandon Avenue.

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An off-duty Chicago police officer was carjacked Monday night, less than a day after another off-duty officer was shot during an attempted robbery.

The latest incident happened around 9 p.m. on the 9000 block of South Crandon Avenue in Calumet Heights. Police said the officer was approached by three men, one with a gun. They walked up to her car near 90th and Crandon and took off with her SUV and police ID. 

Around 12:30 a.m. Monday, a man approached an off-duty officer near West 63rd Street and South Nashville Avenue and tried to rob him. The officer was shot multiple times and taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center. He was listed in stable condition.

"We're going to catch the guy," Supt. Garry McCarthy said. "That's the message, and people need to know that they're accountable, and we're going to hold them accountable."

Suspects in both incidents remain at large.

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