Gunman opens hearth on cop after following him from Bridgeport police station, report says

Police are on the lookout for a driver who adopted after which opened hearth on a Chicago police officer as he headed residence after his shift Sunday, based on a CPD report.

Bullets struck the cop’s truck, however he was not injured, and he didn’t return hearth, based on the doc, which was supplied to CWBChicago by a supply.

Based on the investigative doc, police stated the motive was to “trigger bodily hurt/dying to a police officer.”

The officer, who’s assigned to the Bridgeport-based ninth District, left the station at 3120 South Halsted shortly earlier than four a.m. and drove out of the parking zone.

Two automobiles instantly started to observe him and caught his consideration as they shortly drove up on him from behind, the report says. The officer turned onto Archer Avenue from 31st Avenue and observed the identical automobiles had been once more approaching shortly from behind.

He tried to evade the automobiles by pulling a U-turn. As quickly as he accomplished the maneuver, the motive force of the second automotive, a light-colored SUV, pulled out a handgun and fired a number of rounds at him close to 3081 South Archer, investigators reported.

A number of the bullets struck the cop’s truck and the 2 suspect automobiles sped away northbound on Ashland.

Police recovered three shell casings from the scene at Ashland and Archer. A close-by ShotSpotter gadget, which detects potential gunfire, recognized three photographs fired, the report says.

The opposite automotive that adopted the officer is believed to be a dark-colored SUV.

The police division didn’t not notify the media concerning the incident Sunday. We’re awaiting a response to a late-morning inquiry for remark from the division.

Space One detectives are investigating.

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