Suspect Dead, 3 Chicago Officers Injured in West Side Shooting: Police | NBC Chicago

Suspect Dead, 3 Chicago Officers Injured in West Side Shooting: Police

One of the officers was able to return fire and shot and killed one of the two offenders

    processing...
    Country
    Total
    1
    United States
    463738121
    2
    China
    26182670
    3
    Great Britain
    27231767

    NEWSLETTERS

    Three Chicago police officers have been injured in a shooting on Chicago's West Side, according to police. NBC 5's Dick Johnson reports. (Published Monday, March 14, 2016)

    Three Chicago police officers were injured in a shooting on Chicago's West Side, according to police.

    A narcotics tactical team observed a drug deal in the alley of the 3700 block of West Polk just before 10 p.m., according to police. When the team confronted the offenders, the men opened fire.

    When the shootout was finished, three officers sustained non life-threatening injures, according to police. They were taken to Stroger Hospital in serious condition, and all are expected to live.

    One of the officers was able to return fire and shot and killed one of the two offenders, according to CPD Spokesman Sgt. Al Stinites. The other offender fled on foot and was not apprehended.

    Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel was seen at Stroger talking to families. His office released the following statement:

    "Every day the dedicated men and women of the Chicago Police Department put themselves in danger so the rest of us can be safe. Tonight we were reminded of the dangers that our police face, and the bravery that they routinely display as three of our officers were shot in line of duty. The thoughts and prayers of our entire city are with the officers and their families during this difficult time."

    Check back for updates in this breaking news story.

    News breaks at inconvenient times.  Download one of the NBCChicago mobile apps and have the news come to you. Watch live streaming newscasts, receive critical push notifications on the go and stay in touch with your city around the clock.