Chicago shooting: U.S. Marshal, K-9 hurt in shootout involving CPD in Belmont Cragin

Chicago shooting: U.S. Marshal, K-9 hurt in shootout involving CPD in Belmont Cragin

CHICAGO (TOC) — A U.S. Marshal and a Okay-9 had been wounded in a shootout involving Chicago police within the Belmont Cragin neighborhood on the Northwest Aspect Thursday, officers stated.

Chicago police stated their officers and U.S. Marshals Nice Lakes Regional Fugitive Job Pressure had been serving a CPD arrest warrant for an tried homicide.

When the officers introduced themselves, police stated no less than one suspect opened fireplace on them within the 5200-block of W. Belmont Ave. round 1:23 p.m.

Police stated a U.S. Marshal was shot within the hand and his Okay-9 canine was additionally struck in his higher physique. A Chicago police officer returned fireplace, however didn’t strike anybody. A number of neighbors stated they heard the gunfire.

“I had my radio proper subsequent to me, and I used to be listening in,” a neighbor named Mohammed stated. “Subsequent factor I do know, I heard the truth that it was an officer shot. I believed, an officer shot? Simply final evening, a police officer in Englewood received shot. At first I wasn’t shocked, however then it was added on {that a} Okay-9 was additionally shot.”

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The Okay-9 was rushed to MedVet, a 24-hour emergency veterinary hospital, the place it could must have surgical procedure. No info has been offered on the canine’s situation.

Chicago fireplace officers stated an ambulance was known as to the veterinary clinic for the U.S. Marshal, who was shot within the hand. He was handled there within the 3300-block of N. California and is anticipated to be OK.

Two suspects had been taken into custody, Chicago police stated. An investigation into the incident is underway.

The CPD officer who fired photographs will probably be positioned on routine administrative duties for no less than 30 days, police stated. The Civilian Workplace of Police Accountability will conduct an investigation into the officer’s use of pressure.

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