CHICAGO (TOC) — An off-duty Chicago police officer was concerned in a shoot-out within the metropolis’s Calumet Heights neighborhood Thursday night time, police mentioned.
Investigators mentioned the taking pictures occurred throughout an tried automotive theft and one of many potential suspects was shot.
The incident occurred close to East 88th Road and South Constance Avenue.
“I might shoot again,” one resident mentioned. “I would quite be tried by 12 than carried by six.”
Neighbors mentioned it was not the primary time somebody has been attacked on the block.
“They’re concentrating on our Black girls and it is simply irritating as a result of they do not assault Black males,” one resident offended concerning the assault mentioned. “They have not carried out that.”
That neighbor mentioned 5 to 6 related assaults have occurred on the block simply this 12 months.
“What is going on is that the victims have all been Black girls coming from the grocery shops. So that they have been tailed. Every considered one of them has very good automobiles, like a Tesla, Escalade, Lexus, high-end Chevys,” he mentioned.
Police mentioned simply after 6 p.m. the off-duty officer was close to her automotive, a white Tesla SUV, when at the least three suspects approached and demanded their car and property. Through the encounter, police mentioned there was an “trade of gunfire with and armed offender.”
The again window of the Tesla was shot out within the trade, however police mentioned the officer and two suspects weren’t injured. CPD mentioned a potential suspect was dropped off at Trinity Hospital with a non-life threatening gunshot wound.
Police mentioned the suspects took off after the shootout as police remained on-scene for hours investigating Thursday night time.
One other man mentioned he truly pulled up moments after the taking pictures and mentioned that off-duty officer was visibly shaken after she was attacked.
“The officer, she was firing off pictures and the perpetrators began going in numerous instructions,” he mentioned.
The person mentioned he ducked for canopy when gunshots rang out.
“We have been simply involved the bullets might be going anyplace,” he mentioned. “We did not realize it was her taking pictures…We pulled up and gave her help and referred to as for again up.”
The Civilian Workplace of Police Accountability is now investigating this taking pictures and the officer concerned will likely be positioned on administrative duties for 30 days.
Police additionally mentioned they’re conducting their very own complete use of drive investigation after this taking pictures.
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