CHICAGO - Charges are expected to be filed in the shooting of an off-duty Oak Park police officer on Chicago's Far South Side early Sunday morning.
It happened behind the officer's home in the 300 block of W. 103rd Pl.
Police say Johnny Patterson was getting out of his car when two teens tried to rob him but shot him once they realized he had a gun. Patterson was shot in the arm and leg, but was able to shoot one of the suspects before they fled on foot.
Police say two boys, 17 and 18-year-old, were taken into custody in the 9900 block of South Princeton following the shooting. The 17-year-old was taken to the hospital.
Patterson was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn in serious condition. He's expected to recover from his injuries.
The Oak Park police chief sent WGN this statement Sunday:
"Our immediate concern is for the well-being of our officer and his recovery from the injuries sustained while he protected himself. We have chosen not to release additional information about the officer or the crime since he is a victim in an ongoing Chicago Police Department investigation."