Charges filed in police-involved shooting outside Romeoville Kohl’s

Two men are charged following a police-involved shooting near a Kohl’s store in Romeoville.

On Thursday night, police responded to a report of two men stealing clothing from the store at 261 S. Weber Road and saw the two men running from the store to a car and chased after them.

One officer got his arm caught in the suspect’s car during a struggle. The driver of the car ignored commands to stop and dragged the officer, police said. A second officer nearby fired three to four shots at the driver, striking him in the shoulder.

Robert Russell  is charged with attempted murder, shoplifting and obstructing a police officer. Gerald Chamberlain is charged with felony theft.

The injured officer and the driver of the car were hospitalized with injuries that do not appear to be life-threatening. As of Friday afternoon, the driver had not been charged.

Photos from the Will County Sheriff’s Office: Robert Russell, left, and Gerald Chamberlain are charged following a police-involved shooting outside Kohl’s.

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