2 suspects, 1 officer injured after police-involved shooting in Englewood

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CHICAGO — Two suspects and one officer were injured after a police-involved shooting.

Police spokesman Tom Ahern said the shooting happening on the 7100 block of South Green Street around 6:30 p.m. Friday.

Police said an Auto Theft Task Force officer spotted a vehicle with two people inside. The officer tried to approach the car, but then the offenders tried to get away.

“Two occupants of that vehicle started the vehicle and proceeded to strike that officer, that officer was dragged a short distance at which time one of the officers fired their weapon striking both of the occupants,” Fred Waller, CPD Chief of Patrol, said.

Officials said the suspect then crashed the car. The two suspects were taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center. Police said one was shot in the arm, the other in the wrist. Both of them were stabilized.

The officer who was dragged during the incident was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center and was also stabilized.

A police spokesman said they confiscated a gun from that stolen vehicle.

Police did not give a description of the stolen vehicle or where they believe it was stolen from.

The Auto Task Force and beat officer will be placed on a 30-day administrative leave as the Civilian Office of Police Accountability investigates.

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