Man, Officer Injured in Exchange of Gunfire - NBC Chicago

Man, Officer Injured in Exchange of Gunfire



    One person was wounded Wednesday afternoon in a shooting that involved a Chicago police officer in south suburban Calumet Park, officials said. (Published Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2010)

    A Chicago Police Gang Tactical Unit Officer suffered a graze wound to the shoulder Wednesday after a car chase that led to an exchange of gunfire with one other man.

    Shortly after the noon hour, officers tried to pull over a black vehicle that was carrying three people near 112th and State streets.  The car never stopped and a chase ensued.

    Near 125th and Justine streets, one of the three men exited the vehicle with gun in hand and began firing, grazing the police officer in the shoulder, authorities said.  Police returned fire and shot the man.

    Neither of the injuries is life-threatening.

    The car with the other two men inside continued moving and crashed into a parked car a few blocks down the street.  Police were able to nab the other two men near 125th and Halsted.

    The officer who was grazed was taken to Metro South Medical Center. He is a seven-year veteran of the force.