A Dolton police officer suffered minor injuries after his car was rammed during a pursuit on the Bishop Ford Expressway, with the officer exchanging gunfire with the suspect during the incident.
The northbound lanes of the expressway were closed for several hours following the incident, which stemmed from a pursuit on Wednesday evening, according to police.
According to Dolton police, the officer was investigating a burglary when the pursuit began. The pursuit ultimately ended near 130th Street, with the suspect opening fire at officers.
The officer in the pursuit then returned fire, but it is unclear whether the suspect was struck by gunfire.
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The suspect then rammed the officer’s vehicle and escaped the scene. The officer’s vehicle was rendered inoperable by the collision. The officer sustained minor injuries, and is being treated at an area hospital, according to Dolton police.
The northbound lanes of the highway are closed between Dolton Avenue and 130th Street as part of the investigation, with traffic backed up for several miles, according to Total Traffic.