Chicago Police

Suspect Shot by Armored Car Driver During Attempted Robbery

A person was shot by an armored car driver during an attempted robbery on Saturday morning in Chicago's Little Village neighborhood, the FBI says. 

According to the bureau, the incident occurred near a currency exchange in the 4300 block of West 26th Street at approximately 9:30 a.m. 

When the driver, working for armored car service Garda, exited his vehicle, a man in a reflective vest attacked him with a sledgehammer in an attempt to rob him. 

The driver then fired his service pistol at the man, wounding him. The suspect fled the scene, and he was taken into custody a short time later by Chicago police. 

The driver was taken to a local hospital with non-life threatening, but life-altering, wounds, according to the bureau. The suspect is currently in surgery at a local hospital. 

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