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.

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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.

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

    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.

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

    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.