Off Duty Shot, Wounded
- An off-duty Chicago police officer was shot and seriously wounded during an apparent robbery attempt early Friday morning on the South Side, authorities said.
The 41-year-old officer was leaving a lounge near 75th Street and Langley Avenue in the Park Manor neighborhood around 12:50 a.m. and was approached by three robbers as he got into his white BMW, according to police and Pat Camden, a spokesman for the Fraternal Order of Police.
There was an "altercation" and the officer tried to speed away, but one of the robbers opened fire and hit him in the chest in the 7400 block of South Langley Avenue, Camden said.
The officer, an eight-year veteran of the department, kept driving and was spotted by a squad car and pulled over near 73rd Street and Champlain Avenue, police said.
He was initially taken in critical condition to University of Chicago Hospitals, where he was stabilized, and then transferred to Mount Sinai Hospital, officials said. Camden said he was listed in serious condition.
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