Days after the Baton Rouge shooting that left three police officers dead at the hands of a radical race-baiter, police officers in yet another major city have found themselves being targeted.
The Chicago Tribune reported that a Chicago police officer assigned to bike patrol was shot and the suspect was killed when gunfire was exchanged after a man was stopped for drinking on Thursday night. The shooting took place around 8:15 pm in the Prairie District neighborhood.
“A Chicago police officer has been shot at 18th and Calumet. Shot in the lower body, no info on condition,” said police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi, in a Tweet.
A Chicago police officer has been shot at 18th and Calumet. Shot in the lower body, no info on condition. Transported to area hospital
— Anthony Guglielmi (@AJGuglielmi) July 22, 2016
A fire official later said that the officer had been rushed to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where his condition stabilized, after he was shot in the leg. The suspect was killed in the shooting.
The incident is believed to have started when police saw the man near Battle of Fort Dearborn Park and suspected he was drinking. When they asked him to show his identification, he instead pulled out a gun and opened fire on the officers.
Please continue to keep all American police officers in your thoughts and prayers as they continue to struggle to both survive and protect us in Obama’s America.