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Sheriff’s Deputy Shoots Teen Trying to Steal His Corvette in Little Village

Police recovered a weapon at the scene, although it was unclear whose it was, a police spokesman said

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A sheriff’s deputy shot and wounded a teenager who tried to steal his sports car Monday in Little Village on the Southwest Side.

The deputy was on duty at the time of the shooting, a spokeswoman for the Cook County Sheriff's office said in a statement. At around 8:35 p.m., he had just stepped out of his Corvette in a parking lot in the 2500 block of West Cermak when the teen approached and entered the vehicle, Chicago police said.

The 50-year-old man pulled out a handgun and fired shots at the 16-year-old, striking him in the shoulder, police said.

The boy was taken to Stroger Hospital, where his condition was stabilized, police said. The deputy was transported to Rush University Medical Center for shortness of breath, officials said.

Police recovered a weapon at the scene, although it was unclear whose it was, a police spokesman said.

After the shooting, police taped of a Corvette parked at a vacuum stall of the Fuller’s Express $3 Car Wash at 2146 S. Rockwell St.

A shell casing could be seen on the ground next to the vehicle’s shattered driver’s side window.

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