Chicago police shot: Officer injured in Englewood shooting not yet released; man charged

Chicago police shot: Officer injured in Englewood shooting not yet released; man charged

CHICAGO (TOC) — A Chicago police officer shot in Englewood over the weekend was anticipated to depart the hospital Wednesday, however now should keep longer.

Greater than 100 CPD officers huddled, then all of the sudden dispersed with phrase that their most not too long ago injured colleague wasn’t able to be launched on Tuesday, as properly.

Initially, police officers stated Officer Erik Moreno can be launched Wednesday, however that modified Wednesday morning.

Fraternal Order of Police President John Catanzara stated Moreno “was actually hoping to go dwelling” however “obtained light-headed” and was “going to have to remain for some extra assessments.”

Police stated Jerome Halsey, 27, of Chicago fired photographs at officers throughout a visitors cease within the 6900-block of South Sangamon Road at about 2:03 p.m. Sunday.Officers returned hearth and each Moreno and Halsey had been wounded, police stated.

The officer was transported to a hospital in severe situation however remained secure.

Nonetheless within the hospital himself, prosecutors introduced tried homicide and aggravated battery costs in opposition to Halsey, who has a historical past of gun crimes. Halsey’s public defender argued he has a conceal carry allow and a sound firearms identification card, and stated police had not activated their lights when pulling him over.

Talked about in courtroom was a previous assertion by which Halsey stated he had feared for his life and started firing, hitting Moreno, the second officer shot in a visitors cease in a matter of days.

RELATED: Naperville police taking pictures: Man shot, killed after allegedly attacking officer with hatchet ID’dHalsey, who police stated was additionally charged with one rely of aggravated assault, appeared in courtroom Tuesday, the place a decide gave him $1 million bond.

The Civilian Workplace of Police Accountability stated it obtained physique digital camera footage of concerned officers, in addition to further third-party video that captured the visitors cease and the following taking pictures. COPA stated supplies might be posted to its web site inside 60 days until prohibited by courtroom order.

The taking pictures was the third time in every week {that a} legislation enforcement officer was shot in Chicago with one other CPD officer shot in West Englewood and a U.S marshal wounded in a taking pictures.

It was not instantly clear how for much longer the officer would must be hospitalized.

The video within the participant above is from an earlier report.

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