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Chicago Housing Authority Security Officer Shot During Gun Battle With 3 Suspects

Chicago, IL – A Chicago Housing Authority (CHA) security officer was shot in an exchange of gunfire with a group of suspects involved in a gunfight near the University of Illinois Chicago (UIC) on Monday night.

The incident occurred in the 1000-block of West 14th Street, just across from the UIC campus, at approximately 10:45 p.m. on Aug. 1, the Chicago Journal reported.

Chicago Police Department (CPD) officers responded to a report of shots fired and arrived to find a 37-year-old CHA security officer and three other individuals suffering from gunshot wounds.

The security officer said he stumbled upon a gunfight between three suspects and that at least one of the gunmen opened fire on him, the Chicago Journal reported.

The security officer said he returned fire.

Police said a 21-year-old male and a 23-year-old male had been involved in a shootout with a 19-year-old male when the security guard came upon the incident, the Chicago Journal reported.

The security officer was hit in the arm and also suffered a graze wound to the head, police said.

He was listed in good condition at the University of Illinois Medical Center, according to WGN.

The 19-year-old suspect was rushed to Stroger Hospital with multiple gunshot wounds to the chest and was listed in critical condition, the Chicago Journal reported.

The 23-year-old suspect was shot in the knee and the thigh.

The 21-year-old suspect was shot in the thigh.

Both were listed in good condition at Stroger Hospital.

All three suspects were taken into custody, the Chicago Journal reported.

Investigators said they recovered multiple firearms at the scene.

CPD Area Three detectives are handling the ongoing investigation into the incident, WGN reported.

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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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