Officer Shot, Second Officer Injured in Chicago's Little Village Neighborhood

A Chicago police officer was shot and another officer was injured while chasing an armed suspect in Chicago's Little Village neighborhood Monday afternoon, authorities said. 

The officer was shot in the shoulder during a foot pursuit of an armed man just before 4:30 p.m. near the 2300 block of South Trumbull Avenue. A second officer suffered a minor cut to his hand, according to Chicago Police Supt. Eddie Johnson.

Johnson said both officers were on routine patrol when they saw three people who appeared to be doing something suspicious. As they approached the group, one man fled the scene. 

At some point during the foot chase, an officer was shot. The suspect was hit with a Taser by that officer's partner and taken into custody, Johnson said. 

The officer shot did not suffer life-threatening injuries and is expected to be released as soon as Monday evening. 

"This is an example of officers being proactive, doing what we want them to do, the right way, and this happens to them," Johnson said. "But again, that just illustrates that we have too many guns out here on the streets of Chicago."

The other two suspects fled the scene and remain at large. 

This marks the fifth time this year that a Chicago police officer has been shot in the line of duty. That's up from zero at this time last year. 

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