Charges filed in shooting of Chicago police officer

A man from Calumet Heights is charged with attempted murder and aggravated battery after shooting a Chicago Police officer in the head.

Prosecutors say James Garland, 53, fired a shot Sunday night as officers served a search warrant at a home in the 2700 block of E. 92nd St. on the city’s south side.

The bullet ricocheted off a piece of wood and hit the 34-year-old officer in the forehead, almost between the eyes.

A bullet fragment was lodged in his forehead.

The officer survived.

Investigators say Garland was inside the home with several other people when officers arrived at the home.

Garland is scheduled to appear in bond court  Wednesday.

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