VIDEO: Police activity where police officer was shot and a gunman was barricaded in a townhouse with a female hostage on Thursday night.
Arlington Heights police responded about 6:52 PM to a report of a man with a gun in a townhouse just northwest of Arlington Heights Road in Palatine Road behind the Palm Court restaurant. The Incident address is in the 1900 block of Wyndham Court. The nearest intersection is Wyndham Court and Wheeler Street.
Police on Palatine Road near the scene where a police officer was shot and the gunman barricaded himself with a hostage.
A police officer was inside the townhouse and was shot in the neck. Another police officer was able to pull him out of the townhouse and he has since been transported to Level I trauma center Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge.
Police were working to negotiate with the gunman a female hostage is inside the townhouse, and are hoping for a peaceful resolution.
The gunman was shot shortly before 11:00 p.m. and was captured after allegedly shooting the Arlington Heights police officer and taking a woman hostage.
The hostage was able to escape unharmed. Officials say the police officer was a 20-year veteran of the force, and was shot in the face. He is in critical but stable condition.
The situation is secure, and emergency medical crews are leaving the scene.
Arlington Heights police and firefighter/paramedics responded about 6:52 PM Thursday to a shooting/hostage situation to a neighborhood just northwest of Arlington Heights Road and Palatine Road Arlington Heights, IL. Police and firefighter/paramedics have responded to a shooting/hostage situation in a neighborhood near Wheeler and Evergreen, just northwest of Arlington Heights Road and Palatine Road.
Four ambulances were called to the scene as of 7:50 p.m.
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