Officer shot during foot chase; suspect in custody

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CHICAGO – Police had an alleged gunman in custody and searched for two others after a Chicago Police officer was shot in the 2300 Block of South Trumbull Avenue in the Little Village neighborhood just after 4 p.m. Monday afternoon.

The shooting followed a foot chase, said Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson.  Two officers were uniformed and on routine patrol in a marked squad.

"And they saw three subjects who looked suspicious," Johnson said.
"They thought they may have seen a weapon. They got out of the car to approach three individuals, at which time one of the individuals took off running."

The officer shot has nine years on the force and continued to talked with dispatch while his partner chased down the gunman.

Chicago's top cop gives this effort a thumbs up: no loss of life.

"This is a perfect example of doing the right thing and the offender was taken into custody by the officers partner. He was tazed and not shot. the weapon was recovered," said Johnson.

The officer shot has non-life threatening injuries.  His partner was cut on the hand while apprehending the gunman.