ATF Agent Working With CPD Shot In The Face On South Side, Expected To Recover

Bernie Tafoya
May 04, 2018 - 7:07 am

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CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- An ATF agent was shot in the face early Friday in the Back of the Yards neighborhood on the South Side, but he was expected to make a full recovery, police said.

The agent was working a federal investigation with CPD officers in the 4400 block of South Hermitage Avenue about 3:15 a.m. when he was shot, Chicago Police Department spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said.

The agent was taken to Stroger Hospital and was initially listed in critical condition, police said.

The agent “is anticipated to make a full recovery,” said Celinez Nunez, the special agent in charge of the ATF Chicago field division, during a brief news conference outside Stroger Hospital. “I want to thank our law enforcement partners throughout the country that have reached out to us and given us their full support.”

No Chicago Police officers were wounded in the shooting, Guglielmi said. Initial reports of a second officer shot were unfounded, but another officer was taken to a hospital for observation.

The CPD has deployed specialized units, including organized crime, gang, gun and saturation teams, to assist with the investigation, Guglielmi said.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates. 

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