CPD officer, woman hurt in hit-and-run crash

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CHICAGO -- A Chicago police officer remains hospitalized after being hit by a car as he was responding to another call in the Park Manor neighborhood in the early hours of Sunday morning.

Chicago police were called to the scene of what they say was a domestic dispute in the 6800 block of south State St. shortly after 2 a.m. A maroon colored vehicle  traveling at a high rate of speed on the north side of the street struck the 43-year-officer and a 24-year-old female he was interviewing in the street in front of the home before fleeing the scene, police said.

Both the officer and the female were taken to Stroger Hospital where they were originally listed in serious, but stable condition. Police later confirmed both had non-life-threatening injuries and are expected to be OK.

Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson called the officer Sunday morning, while first deputy superintendent Kevin Navarro visited him in the hospital.

Chicago police reportedly have a suspect in custody and charges are pending.


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