Officer Pinned by Vehicle, Suspect Wounded in Police-Involved Shooting: Authorities

An officer was injured and a suspect shot in an police-involved shooting on Chicago’s West Side Wednesday, authorities said.

The incident occurred around 11:15 a.m. in the 1600 block of N. Leclaire Ave. in the city’s Austin neighborhood, according to police.

Officers on patrol were conducting a follow-up investigation into a vehicle they believed may have been stolen the day before, Chicago police said in a statement.

The driver of the vehicle saw the officers approach, authorities said, and attempted to flee down an alley, striking a fence, as well as another car. 

The officers attempted to arrest the suspect, at which point he accelerated into the other car, pinning an officer, according to police. 

That officer fired his weapon, officials said, striking the suspect multiple times. [[424102164, C]]

The officer sustained a "possible broken leg," authorities said, and was taken to Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge in stable condition. 

The suspect was taken to Stroger Hospital in serious condition, according to Chicago Fire Department spokesman Larry Langford.

The officer involved will be placed on routine administrative duties for a period of 30 days, as is customary with all police-involved shootings. 

The incident, including the use of force, remains under investigation by the Independent Police Review Authority, officials said.

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