Off-Duty Cop Shoots Attacker on Northwest Side: Police

The incident occurred at the intersection of Schubert and Monitor in the Belmont Cragin neighborhood Saturday night

An off-duty police officer shot an attacker armed with a bat Saturday night, according to Chicago Police. 

The incident occurred at approximately 10:30 p.m. near the intersection of Schubert Ave. and Monitor Ave. in the Belmont Cragin neighborhood on the city's Northwest Side. 

According to a release from the Chicago Police Department, a 37-year-old off-duty officer was walking on Schubert Ave when he "encountered an aggressive male subject holding his waistband area."

The officer announced himself and was in the midst of conducting a pat down when the man called out to family members. At that time, a 32-year-old man came outside from a nearby residence and approached the officer, holding a baseball bat. 

Police say the officer again identified himself, but the man continued towards him and hit him multiple times in the upper body with the baseball bat. 

The officer drew his weapon and fired shots, striking the bat-wielding offender, who was taken to an area hospital and is undergoing surgery. The officer was also taken to an area hospital with non-life threatening injuries, and the first offender is also in custody. 

Per the recently implemented department protocol, the officer will be placed on administrative duties for 30 days. The incident is under investgation, conducted by the Independent Police Review Authority.

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