Man charged with attempted murder after wounding officer in shooting

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CHICAGO – A man has been charged after a Chicago police officer was wounded in a shooting late Thursday night.

Anthony Woodridge, 25,  is charged with attempted first degree murder.

Police say he is a convicted felon who was on parole.

Officer were conducting a stop in the 9500 block of S. Calumet which lead to a foot pursuit.  Police say during the pursuit, Woodridge fired a gun at police and hit an officer in the hand and back.  The officer was wearing a protective vest which stopped the bullet from entering his back.

The officer was taken to the hospital and is stable. Police say he should make a full recovery.


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