Stone Park Officer Wounded
A 28-year-old man was charged tonight with shooting a Stone Park police officer with a shotgun from a nearby strip mall as the officer conducted a traffic stop early this morning, police in the west suburban city said.
Rashaun Carlisle, of Melrose Park, has been charged with attempted murder, aggravated battery with a firearm and unlawful use of a firearm, police said in a statement.
The police officer, three-year-veteran Robert Vicari, was hit in the face and shoulder, but was not seriously hurt, authorities said. Vicari was back home this afternoon, said Stone Park Mayor Beniamino Mazzulla.
- "Cops should think twice before harrasing people.Suspicious activity my right eye!"
- "The shooting is payback for police brutality."