Two Chicago police officers were shot in Chicago’s Homan Square neighborhood Sunday morning. The officers fired back after a man shot at them, according to the Chicago Police Department (Vi Nguyen/CBS Chicago).
Police and firefighter/paramedics from Chicago responded about 2:31 a.m. Sunday August 30, 2020 when shots were fired and two Chicago police officers were shot and an offender was also shot. Chicago police report that a suspect fired shots and shot two police officers, and Chicago police officers returned fire. The suspect’s gun was immediately recovered at the scene.
Police were on a traffic stop on Polk Street just east of Homan Avenue and had called for backup at about 2:29 a.m. An occupant or occupants were inside a locked car. Within about two minutes police reported shots fired with two police officers down, and the offender down.
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CHICAGO: @Chicago_Police confirm 2 officers were shot during an incident on the #WestSide. Both Officers were rushed via squad car to Stroger Hospital. A possible offender was also shot in unknown condition. Now on @CapturedNews #OverNightBreakingNews#BREAKING #BREAKINGNEWS pic.twitter.com/mdRkE1IGjH
— CapturedNews Shooter (@CNshooter) August 30, 2020
Deputy Director – News Affairs & Communications Tom Ahern confirmed at 2:50 AM that two Chicago Police Officers have been shot in the 11th District. Both Chicago police officers were transported to Stroger Hospital. Their conditions were not initially known.
The offender was transported to Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood where their condition was not initially known.
Polk Street is closed in the area for an extended police investigation.
— Tom Ahern (@TomAhernCPD) August 30, 2020
The information in this article is an early report published before any summary information was confirmed or released by police or fire authorities.
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