Off-duty Chicago officer shot in chest during robbery attempt

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A Chicago Police Officer remains in stable condition this morning after being shot in the chest during a robbery attempt.

The three men police say are responsible for the shooting are still atlarge.

The 41 year-old officer was leaving the President's Lounge at 75th and Langley in the Park Manor neighborhood early Friday morning when three suspects approached him. The officer jumped into his BMW and sped-off. But, one of the suspects opened-fire and shot the officer in the upper chest. The officer was eventually able to flag down some fellow officers for help.

He's now alert, talking, and in stable condition at Mt. Sinai Hospital.

"He's just basically saying that it wasn't his time yet, and he's just thankful to be alive," said his cousin, Felicia Warner.

The officer is the recipient of 22 departmental awards, including 16 honorable mentions. He is assigned to the Grand Crossing District.



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