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Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy praised the “character and courage” of two officers who were wounded in a West Side shootout with an alleged drug dealer who was today ordered held without bond in connection with the incident.
Speaking at a news conference at the Cook County Criminal Courts Building, McCarthy said that Harrison District Officers [RDV] and [JF] were both ex-U.S. Marines and Iraq War veterans.
The two were out of Stroger Hospital and expected to make a full recovery.
This is an amazing story though:
In the chaos that ensued, [F] was able to give responding police a good description of the suspect before being taken to Stroger. [DV], who was treated and released from Stroger that night, returned to the scene “with the bullet still lodged in his arm” and led detectives on a walk-through of the crime, McCarthy said.
That information, along with descriptions from a witness, led police to Jones, who was arrested at home about five hours later, according to police and prosecutors. A gun that matches the description and caliber of the weapon used in the shooting was found in an abandoned home a few doors away.
Both officers identified Jones as the gunman in police lineups, authorities said.
- Jones was on parole for a drug conviction at the time of the shooting and has five other felony convictions in his background, including a 2006 conviction for possessing a gun, court records show.
The Illinois Department of Corrections Web site indicates that Jones was imprisoned at Pinckneyville Correctional Center before being paroled on July 28. His parole was set to terminate next Thursday.
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