CPD Officer Injured in Old Irving Park Shooting Released From Hospital

The officer was struck in the head as a bank robbery suspect exchanged gunfire with a Des Plaines officer on Wednesday

A Chicago police officer who was shot in a confrontation with a bank robbery suspect last week is now at home and continuing to recover from his injuries, CPD officials said Sunday.

According to a Chicago police spokesman, the 46-year-old officer was released from the hospital Sunday, four days after he was shot while trying to apprehend a bank robbery suspect who led police on a chase from suburban Des Plaines and into Chicago’s Old Irving Park neighborhood on Wednesday.

The officer was shot in the head during the confrontation and was rushed to an area hospital.

A 15-year-old boy was also shot in the chest during the incident. Police believe that the boy, who was interning at a Chicago music school, was shot by a Des Plaines police officer as he exchanged gunfire with one of the bank robbery suspects.

That suspect, identified as 32-year-old Christopher Willis, was shot and killed during the confrontation. The alleged getaway driver, identified as 32-year-old Maurice Murphy, is facing bank robbery charges in the case, police said.

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