Newly released footage from Ring’s doorbell camera shows the startling moment when authorities announced that a 78-year-old former Chicago police officer exchanged gunfire with a suspect in an attempt to stop a neighborhood car hijacking. there is
Officials say a former police officer tried to intervene after seeing neighbors being hijacked on the 300 block of North Mayfield Avenue around 1:45 a.m.
The suspect then opened fire and a shootout ensued between the suspect and a retired police officer, police said. The suspected carjacker drove away in the Jeep of a 52-year-old neighbor and crashed into a parked car on the 600 block of North Waller Avenue, about a mile from the scene, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.
Footage from Ring cameras shows a man stepping out of the front door and looking out onto the street as a commotion erupts in a neighbor’s yard. The man then hurried down the front steps and ran toward the edge of the fenced property.
The suspect was then seen getting into a jeep parked in front of a neighbor’s house and taking off, apparently drawing his weapon and firing several shots.
The retired police officer suffered a scrape on his thumb and was taken to a nearby hospital in good condition. A 52-year-old man who lived nearby was not injured, police said.
A weapon was recovered at the scene of the shooting. Authorities said no one was in custody and detectives were investigating.