Off-Duty Officer Shoots Man Who Ran Him Down

Officer was working a second job as a security guard, police said

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    An off-duty Chicago police officer wounded a man Wednesday night who tried to run the officer over with his car, officials said. (Published Thursday, Mar 1, 2012)

    An off-duty Chicago police officer wounded a man Wednesday night who tried to run the officer over with his car, officials said.

    A spokesperson for the Fraternal Order of Police said the officer was working a second job as a security guard at a Little Village restaurant when he threw out a group of three men who were acting rowdy. 

    When the officer went to the parking lot to make sure they had left the property, one of the men tried to run him down with a vehicle, eventually pinning him against a fence, police said.

    Police said the officer managed to get loose and climb onto the hood of the car, firing two shots through the windshield, one of which grazed the driver in the head.

    The men then tried to drive off but lost control of the vehicle on 31st Street, hitting an oncoming car a block west of Kedzie.

    The driver was taken to a hospital for treatment and the two passengers were arrested. All three were in police custody Thursday morning.