Off-Duty Cop Shoots Man Outside NW Side Restaurant

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    An off-duty Chicago police officer shot a man outside a northwest side restaurant Saturday night, officials said.

    Authorities said two men began causing a disturbance around 9 p.m. inside of a restaurant in the 4300 block of West Fullerton Avenue, according to a statement from the Chicago Police Department.

    The off-duty officer was inside the restaurant and announced his office before escorting the offenders outside, police said.

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    The off-duty sergeant was pumping gas at a Citgo station in the 700 block of East 103rd Street when he was approached by three men. NBC Chicago has edited this video to exclude the actual shooting.

    One of the offenders went to his vehicle, retrieved a handgun and pointed it at the officer, according to police. Fearing for his life, the officer fired his weapon, striking one of the offenders in the leg.

    Both offenders fled the scene in their vehicles but were taken into custody a short distance away.

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    One offender was treated at an area hospital for a gunshot wound to the leg.

    There were no reported injuries to the officer.

    The shooting remains under investigation with the Independent Police Review Authority.