Officer Wounded; Assailant Killed
Late last night:
- A Chicago Police officer suffered a graze wound to her leg and a stabbing suspect wielding a hammer was fatally shot late Wednesday in the South Chicago neighborhood, police said.
The female officer and man were shot near the intersection of East 79th Street and South Shore Drive, police said.
The officer’s partner shot the man, said Fraternal Order of Police spokesman Pat Camden. It was unclear whether the officer accidently shot herself or was wounded by her partner.
At 11:45 p.m, two officers responded to a disturbance at the intersection and saw a man with a knife stabbing another man, police said.
When officers ordered the attacker to drop the weapon but he refused and an officer fired a Tazer, police said.
But the suspect produced a hammer and aggressively charged toward the officers, officials said. Both officers discharged their weapons, police said.
Get well soon Officer. And well done in eliminating yet another threat to the lives of officers and citizens alike.