CPD officer hit by fleeing car near Grant Park


A Chicago police officer was hit by a car in Grant Park Friday night and another officer opened fire, officials said.

At about 8:10 p.m., officers patrolling Block 1100 of South Dussable Lake Shore Drive saw a vehicle believed to have been involved in a police assault in early March, hours after the encounter on Friday. According to a statement issued by the authorities, .

Police said the driver hit a curb in an attempt to escape, backed up and punched a police officer before taking off. The officer’s leg was broken.

Another officer then opened fire, but no one was hit, police said.

The wanted vehicle stopped at Block 7200 on South Vincennes Avenue, police said. All passengers were immediately arrested.

The injured officer was taken to hospital and is in good condition.

The Citizens Police Accountability Office, which investigates every time a police officer opens fire, is considering the use of force.

The CPD statement was vague about where the officers “fired their weapons.”

Department of Justice policy states that officers may only fire at moving vehicles “when such force is reasonably necessary to prevent death or serious bodily harm to sworn members or other persons.” Except “Prohibited.”

If you have information, please call COPA at (312) 746-3609.


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Written by Natalia Chi

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