CHICAGO — A Chicago Police officer was wounded in a shooting Thursday night on Chicago’s Near South Side.
The suspect was fatally shot by police.
The shooting place around 8 p.m. near 18th and Calumet.
Officers were believed to have spotted a man in or near Battle of Fort Dearborn Park and approached him because they suspected he was drinking, and when he was asked to show identification, he instead took out a gun and shot the officer, a source said, citing preliminary information.
Other officers returned fire and the suspect was killed.
The officer was shot in the leg and applied a tourniquet to himself, police said.
Fellow officers placed him in squad and took him to the hospital.
Police say his injuries are non life-threatening.
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-Chicago Tribune contributed to this report