Two Chicago Police Officers Injured After Offender Drops a Gun and Starts Shooting at Original Maxwell Street Restaurant

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Police Supt. David Brown described the shooting as an “ambush” and said the officers did not fire shots at the offender. YouTube Tips ⓘ

Two Chicago police officers were shot while getting food while on break during their shift around 3:00 a.m. Friday, March 4, 2022 in the parking lot of the Original Maxwell Street hot dog stand, 3801 West Harrison Street in Chicago. The restaurant is located just south of Garfield Park, and south of I-290.

Both officers were transported to Mount Sinai Hospital.




The officers were getting food at the Original Maxwell Street 24-hour restaurant when one officer went inside, and the other officer waited in a police vehicle. While inside the restaurant, the police officer watched a customer drop a gun from his waistband, according to CPD Supt. David Brown. A report over the police radio from the officer with graze wound to the head indicated the gun that the shooter dropped had and extended magazine. The offender picked up the gun, and immediately began shooting at the police officer, and the officer suffered a graze wound to the head, according to Supt. David Brown.

The offender then fired three shots into the marked Chicago police SUV, and hit the second officer once in the leg.

Officers nearby responded as soon as they heard the shots, and chased the suspect on foot. The suspect’s weapon was recovered and the gunman was taken into custody.




The offender had no prior extensive criminal activity, and police officers did not shoot the offender, according to CPD Supt. David Brown.

Police blocked Harrison Street and Independence Boulevard near the shooting scene during the investigation.

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