2 in Custody After Shots Fired at Will County Sheriff's Officers: Police - NBC Chicago

2 in Custody After Shots Fired at Will County Sheriff's Officers: Police

One sheriff’s officer was hit in the side but was saved by his bullet-proof vest. The second officer suffered a graze wound to his left arm

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    2 in Custody After Shots Fired at Will County Sheriff's Officers: Police

    Two men are in custody after gunshots erupted as Will County Sheriff’s officers executed a narcotics search warrant Tuesday night.

    The officers had just arrived in the 200 block of Richards Street in Joliet around 8:30 p.m. along with Joliet police and set up a perimeter around a home, according to Deputy Chief Dan Jungles.

    They knocked on a back door and announced themselves when shots were fired from inside the home, striking both officers.

    One sheriff’s officer was hit in the side but was saved by his bullet-proof vest. The second officer suffered a graze wound to his left arm. Both were taken to Silver Cross Hospital where they were treated and released.

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    After the shooting, the suspects ran out of the front of the home, where they were caught by police, Jungles said.

    Charged were pending as of Wednesday morning.

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