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Chicago Cop Stabbed In Head, 2nd Officer Wounded While Trying To Rescue Hostage

Chicago, IL – A 29-year-old Chicago police officer was stabbed repeatedly in the head and shoulder while rescuing a woman who was being held hostage in a home in the Roseland neighborhood on Saturday night, according to investigators.

Chicago police responded to a residence located in the 9900-block of South Wentworth Avenue at approximately 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 10 after receiving a 911 call, The Kansas City Star reported.

They were met by an individual who told them a man had broken into his house and that he was holding a woman at knifepoint in a bedroom on the second floor, according to WGN.

Officers entered the home and made contact with the 29-year-old unidentified suspect, who ultimately agreed to let the woman go.

Police were able to get her to safety, but the suspect allegedly refused to drop his weapon and surrender, WGN reported.

Two officers were trying to convince the suspect to cooperate when one of them discharged a Taser in an attempt to subdue him, according to police.

The jolt was ineffective.

Investigators said the suspect subsequently lunged at the other officer and plunged the knife into his head and shoulder, WGN reported.

Despite his wounds, the 35-year-old officer was able to fire his duty pistol at his attacker, hitting him at least once.

It is unclear how many shots were fired or where the suspect was hit, WGN reported.

Chicago police rendered aid to the wounded suspect until he was transported to the University of Chicago Medical Center.

He was listed in critical condition on Saturday night, WGN reported.

Chicago police said both officers involved in the incident were injured during the brawl, but it was unclear what injuries the officer who fired the Taser suffered.

Both officers were transported to Advocate Christ Medical Center, WGN reported.

The officer with unknown injuries was listed in good condition on Saturday night.

The officer who was stabbed was listed in serious but stable condition, according to police.

The investigation into the incident remains ongoing, WGN reported.

The Civilian office of Police Accountability is handling the ongoing investigation into the officers’ use of force, according to the news outlet.

Written by
Holly Matkin

Holly is a former probation and parole officer who is married to a sheriff’s deputy. She is a regular contributor to Signature Montana magazine, and has written feature articles for Distinctly Montana magazine.

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