Chicago police officer shot on Near West Side, A Chicago police officer was shot in the University Village neighborhood Friday morning.
Police spokesman Tom Ahern said on Friday morning, a 12th District officer was shot at around 8:30 am and taken to Stroger Hospital. Sources said the officer was in serious condition and had surgery.
When the officers got off the elevator to go to an apartment, they were shot by the criminal.
“We must remember that officers risk their lives for our safety every day,” Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot said at a press conference.
The suspect was taken into custody shortly after the attack.
YOU ALL TAKE CARE. ALL RIGHT. THANK YOU SO MUCH. WE WANT TO GET BACK TO THAT BREAKING NEWS THAT WE’VE BEEN TELLING YOU ABOUT. A CHICAGO POLICE OFFICER HAS APPARENTLY BEEN SHOT. JONI IS ON THE SCENE RIGHT NOW, WITH THE LATEST DETAILS FOR US, JOHNNY, WHAT CAN YOU TELL US? GOOD MORNING WEATHER LATEST WE’VE HEARD IS THAT OFFICER IS ALERT AWAKE AND TALKING. SO THAT IS THE GOOD NEWS, BUT HE WAS SHOT. APPARENTLY HERE ON TAYLOR STREET. THERE ARE MULTIPLE LAW ENFORCEMENT RESOURCES HERE DOWN THE STREET. YOU CAN SEE THAT THERE IS SOME QUESTIONING GOING ON IN THE MIDDLE OF TAYLOR STREET, AND IT’S BLOCKED HERE AT LOOMIS.
WE ARE LOOKING EAST ON LOOMIS. WHERE THE INVESTIGATION IS STILL GOING ON LAST WORD. WE HAVE HEARD THAT THERE STILL PURSUING THE OFFENDER WHO DID THE SHOOTING.
EARLIER A LAW ENFORCEMENT SOURCE TOLD US THAT SOME POLICE WERE RESPONDING TO A SWAT SITUATION HERE ON THE BLOCK, IT MAY HAVE BEEN A DOMESTIC SITUATION. WE CAN SEE THAT WE’VE GOT 80 F OFFICERS HERE AS WELL.
THIS IS A SCENE WHERE THEY ARE RIGHT NOW. YOU CAN’T SEE THERE’S SO MANY POLICE CARS HERE IT IS RIGHT OUTSIDE THE PUBLIC LIBRARY HERE ON TAYLOR STREET. TAYLOR STREET IS TRYING TO COME ALIVE WITH ITS BUSINESSES, AND SO A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE BEING BLOCKED FROM BEING ABLE TO GET TO THEIR BUSINESSES.
BUT RIGHT NOW THE INVESTIGATION AH, HAPPENING DOWN THE STREET. WE ARE TOLD THAT THE OFFICER IS DOING PRETTY WELL ALERT AND AWAKE BUT WAS SHOT DURING SOME KIND OF EITHER DOMESTIC INCIDENT OR HOSTAGE BARRICADE SITUATION. WE’RE NOT SURE WE HAVE MULTIPLE OFFICERS ON THE SCENE RIGHT NOW AND A PERSON STILL THEY’RE STILL LOOKING FOR THE PERSON WHO IS THE OFFENDER.