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Retired Chicago Cop Shot During Attempted Carjacking

Chicago, IL – A retired Chicago police officer was shot repeatedly during an attempted carjacking on Sunday afternoon, according to investigators.

The attack occurred in the 3800-block of West Grenshaw Street shortly after 4 p.m. on Aug. 14, the Chicago Tribune reported.

Investigators said the 59-year-old retired Chicago police officer was near the sidewalk when at least one suspect approached him and announced a robbery, according to WFLD.

Police said the suspect and the retired officer both drew handguns and opened fire on one another, the Chicago Tribune reported.

The retired officer was hit in the abdomen and the arm during the shootout.

He was rushed to Mount Sinai Hospital and was subsequently listed in good condition, the Chicago Tribune reported.

The gunman fled the scene prior to officers’ arrival.

A law enforcement source said the suspect may have been hit during the shootout and that police have been attempting to track him down at area hospitals, the Chicago Tribune reported.

Police did not immediately release a description of the suspect or any vehicles potentially connected to the incident.

The identity of the wounded retired officer was not immediately released.

A law enforcement source said investigators believe the attack may have occurred during an armed carjacking attempt, the Chicago Tribune reported.

It is unclear how many rounds were fired during the shootout.

The Chicago Police Department’s investigation into the shooting remained ongoing.

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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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Written by Holly Matkin


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