An off-duty Markham police officer thought he was going to check out a used car posted on Craigslist.
Instead, three men lured him through a gangway, beat him with a baseball bat and tried to rob him before the cop was able to shoot and injure them. All three have been charged with attempted robbery with a firearm.
"It was an ambush," Markham Deputy Police Chief Tony DuBois told the Sun-Times.
While walking to the "backyard," the male officer was jumped, beaten in the chest with the bat while the female officer had a gun put to her head. The male officer pulled out his gun and told the offenders he was a police officer. He told police one of the men pointed a gun at him so he fired his weapon, striking all three of the offenders.
Chicago police arrived on the scene and took the men into custody.