An officer unintentionally fired his handgun throughout a wrestle whereas police had been making arrests in suburban Chicago, wounding two different officers, authorities stated.
Chicago officers noticed a automobile Wednesday night time that was tied to a murder and a police helicopter tracked it to a gasoline station in Lyons, police stated. When folks from the automobile got here out of the gasoline station officers surrounded them and a wrestle ensued, Chicago Police Superintendent David Brown stated.
In the course of the wrestle, an officer unintentionally discharged his gun, Brown stated, and police consider one bullet struck the 2 officers. One was hit in an arm and the opposite in a shoulder, Brown stated.
“The officer that fired the weapon isn’t injured however clearly it’s very traumatic to unintentionally have this occur,” he stated.
The 2 officers had been taken to a hospital and their accidents weren’t thought of life-threatening, police stated.
Early Thursday, Chicago officers who had gathered exterior the emergency room of MacNeal Hospital in Berwyn cheered as the 2 male officers had been transferred from there to a different hospital, the Chicago Tribune reported.
Two folks from the automobile that police had adopted had been positioned into custody and a gun was discovered within the automobile, police stated.
The officer who fired his gun was positioned on administrative obligation, police stated, and the taking pictures is below investigation.