Two armed males attacked and robbed an on-duty Chicago police detective as he investigated a current murder within the South Shore neighborhood Monday night, in keeping with CPD. One suspect is in custody.
“Emergency, squad! Emergency, gimme some assist,” the injured officer’s associate radioed seconds after the assault at 7:10 p.m. “They tried to rob my associate.”
The detectives had been strolling the 7700 block of South Yates when the robbers — one armed with a handgun and the opposite armed with a knife — moved in.
They jumped the cop from behind, bodily attacked him, and started going by means of his pockets, police mentioned. The officer’s associate intervened and the robbers ran from the scene.
Police arrested one suspect close by, however the second remained at-large.
The injured officer, who has been on the drive for 26 years, was taken to a hospital to deal with head and neck accidents, police mentioned.
Costs are pending.
The detectives had been looking out the world for witnesses, video, and different proof following a weekend murder.
Round 11:08 p.m. Sunday, officers discovered a 30-year-old man mendacity face-down within the doorway of his dwelling on the 7700 block of South Yates with a number of gunshot wounds, police beforehand mentioned. Neighbors reported listening to individuals arguing moments earlier than pictures had been fired.