Chicago police shot: Officer injured in Englewood shooting to be released from hospital; man charged

Chicago police shot: Officer injured in Englewood shooting to be released from hospital; man charged

CHICAGO (TOC) — A Chicago police officer shot in Englewood over the weekend is predicted to depart the hospital Wednesday.

Greater than 100 CPD officers huddled, then instantly dispersed with phrase that their most lately injured colleague wasn’t able to be launched on Tuesday.

Fraternal Order of Police President John Catanzara mentioned Officer Erik Moreno “was actually hoping to go dwelling” however “bought light-headed” and was “going to have to remain for some extra assessments.” CPD Deputy Director Tom Ahern mentioned Moreno is predicted to be launched from the hospital Wednesday afternoon.

Police mentioned Jerome Halsey, 27, of Chicago fired photographs at officers throughout a site 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 have been wounded, police mentioned.

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 prices 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 mentioned police had not activated their lights when pulling him over.

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

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Halsey, who police mentioned 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 mentioned it obtained physique digital camera footage of concerned officers, in addition to further third-party video that captured the site visitors cease and the next taking pictures. COPA mentioned supplies will likely 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.

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