2 Chicago cops injured after fellow officer accidentally fires gun amid struggle with homicide suspects

2 months ago

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A Chicago officer had been placed on administrative leave after accidentally firing his gun, hitting two fellow officers amid a confrontation with suspects late Wednesday.

The officers were following a vehicle carrying homicide suspects that stopped at a Lyons gas station and a confrontation ensued.

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  • Amid the struggle, one of the officers’ guns discharged, striking both of his colleagues one in the arm and the other’s shoulder.

    “The officer that fired the weapon is not injured but obviously it’s very traumatic to accidentally have this happen,” Chicago Police Superintendent David Brown said.

    The officers’ injuries were described as non-life-threatening and two suspects have since been arrested.