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CRIME:  Officer Shot during Routine Traffic Stop

At approximately 5:30 p.m. this evening, Harrison (11th) District officers conducted a traffic stop at Polk and Francisco. As officers approached the vehicle, the offender’s vehicle attempted to strike the officers and fled the scene. Ogden (10th) District officers monitored the call on the radio and observed the offender’s vehicle exit I-55 at Damen. The offender’s vehicle struck a police vehicle and then came to a rest. Officers attempted to remove the offenders from the vehicle, at which time shots were fired. One officer was struck in the leg and taken to Stroger Hospital. Three offenders in the vehicle were taken into custody and were not injured. The officer 37 years old is a 9-year veteran and expected to recover from his injuries. The investigation is continuing at this time.

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