Chicago: Driver deliberately beats police near Field Museum, CPD says


The driver intentionally backed up to Chicago police officers and stopped them near the Field Museum on Friday night, prompting one officer to open fire on the criminals’ vehicle, according to a CPD Media statement. No one was shot, but the injured officer had a broken leg.

According to CPD, police stopped the vehicle at 8:12 p.m. at Block 1100 on South Lake Shore Drive.

Chicago police are investigating after a driver deliberately rammed an officer near the Field Museum on March 17, 2023.citizen

After pulling over, the driver turned back to the officer who was walking towards his car. CPD said one police officer then opened fire, but did not say if the wounded officer opened fire. A bullet fired struck another vehicle in the area, but no injuries from the shooting were reported.

The injured officer is listed in good condition, according to CPD.

The driver hurriedly fled the scene, but police tracked the vehicle to Block 7200 in South Vincennes and arrested two people who allegedly fled the vehicle.

The city’s police oversight agency, COPA, is investigating the incident after an officer released a weapon, officials said.


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Written by Natalia Chi

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