Police arrest gunman who shot and wounded officer in Romeoville


ROMEOVILLE, Ill. — Police have arrested the gunman who shot and wounded an officer in Romeoville after an hours-long manhunt.

The shooting happened around 12:15 a.m. Thursday near the intersection of Sierra Trail and Summerfield Drive. Police said officers were investigating a stolen vehicle and approached the suspect, who then fled on foot.

A foot chase ensued and there was an exchange of gunfire.

One officer was shot in the shoulder and was transported to Loyola Hospital. He is expected to recover.

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The suspect was caught and taken into custody around 5:45 a.m. Thursday.

No further information has been provided at this time.

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