Shots Fired in Copland
Two men were arrested this afternoon after off-duty officers spotted the suspects breaking into cars in a hospital parking lot on the Northwest Side, police said.
The incident happened at about 2 p.m. in the 7500 block of West Talcott Avenue in the parking lot of Resurrection Medical Center, according to a police statement. Resurrection College Prep High School is on the same block.
Citizens and off-duty police officers were exiting the hospital when they spotted two men in the parking lot apparently breaking into vehicles.
The officers identified themselves as police and ordered the men to stop, but they instead got into a vehicle and started fleeing the scene, police said. In the process, police said, the man tried to run down pedestrians, including one of the officers.
Fearing for his safety, the officer shot at the vehicle, police said. No one was hit in the incident.
To our north side brothers and sisters - better stock up on the ammunition and keep an eye on each other. You're all going to be pulling a double shift - eight hours at work and another shift watching the yards, alleys and parking lots.