Search continues for suspect after officer injured during shootout in Dolton

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DOLTON, Ill. — Police in south suburban Dolton are searching for a man involved in a shootout that left an officer injured.

The suspect at large is considered to be armed and dangerous, as a second suspect remains hospitalized after being shot by a Dolton officer.

Authorities said reports of a possible getaway driver has not been confirmed.

Police responded to calls of an armed robbery at the Sibley Car Credit Inc. car dealership around 1 p.m. Monday on the 500 block of Sibley Boulevard. According to police, two masked men entered the business, announced a robbery and took a wallet and gun from the manager.

Police arrived to the scene as the offenders were leaving the dealership, and gunfire was exchanged.

An officer, who is a 21-year veteran of the force, hurt his shoulder but as he retreated he managed to defend himself and shot the 19-year-old suspect in the thigh.

The suspect is hospitalized under guard at the University of Chicago Medical Center.

The veteran officer is being treated for a dislocated shoulder at a hospital in Hammond.

Dolton officials are asking residents to be cautious and on the look out for the suspects.

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