Cicero Police Officer Shot, Suspect Wounded

Bob Roberts
September 13, 2018 - 5:27 pm

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CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) –  A 31-year-old Cicero police officer has undergone surgery after he was shot near the border separating the suburb and the city of Chicago.

Cicero Police Chief Jerry Chlada says the incident began as a traffic stop in Cicero at 3900 Cicero Avenue.

Cicero police boxed in the suspect’s vehicle when it did not stop, Chlada told reporters. This happened at the entrance ramp to Interstate 55 around 5 p.m.

“The subject immediately exited his vehicle and began shooting multiple rounds at our officers – striking one of our officers multiple times,” the police chief said.

That police officer who was struck is a four-year veteran of the department and is 31 years old, the Cicero Police Department tweeted Thursday evening.

A foot chase ensued with more gunfire. Authorities say a man with a concealed-carry gun permit joined in the pursuit, and both he and a second officer returned fire.

The suspect was wounded and taken into custody. The actual shooting took place inside the border of Chicago, so that police department will investigate.

The injured Cicero officer reportedly was hit in three places. He was taken to Mt. Sinai Hospital.

The injured suspect was taken to Stroger Hospital.