CHICAGO — Authorities say a plainclothes Chicago police officer was shot in the hand while chasing a person who fled from a stop by police.
Police say in a statement that officers were conducting a street stop when the person ran away about 11:30 p.m. Wednesday on the city's Far South Side and fired at them.
The officer, who is in his 30s, was taken to a hospital, where he was listed in stable condition. Chicago police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said in a tweet that the officer was expected to be OK. The person who fired at police was taken into custody.
Shortly before 1130pm, a CPD officer was shot in the hand in the vicinity of 95th & S. Calumet following a brief foot chase. A weapon has been recovered and a potential suspect is now in CPD custody. Wounded officer is in good condition and luckily, should be okay. pic.twitter.com/4mCuK0heJ8
— Anthony Guglielmi (@AJGuglielmi) December 7, 2017
Police say they recovered the person's gun from the scene. The shooting is under investigation.
DEVELOPING: @Chicago_Police officer shot in hand while conducting Far South Side street stop late last night. Hospitalized at Christ and stable. Source: In his 30s, with family, “alert and in good spirits”.
— Nancy Loo (@NancyLoo) December 7, 2017