Chicago police officer hurt in scuffle over gun in Lincoln Park

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Saturday, March 11, 2023 5:11AM

CPD officer hurt in scuffle over gun in Lincoln Park

CHICAGO (WLS) — Chicago police said an officer was injured during a scuffle over his service weapon in Lincoln Park Friday night.

Police said the incident occurred in the 2100-block of North Cleveland Avenue. when officers responded to a call of criminal property damage. At the scene, the victim sent them to an alley where the alleged offender was.

A struggle ensued, and the suspect disarmed the officer and fired one round, striking no one, police said.

The officer regained control of his gun and the suspect fled, and was taken into custody nearby.

The officer was injured, but not seriously, and was not shot, police said. He was taken to Illinois Masonic to be checked out. They did not release any further details on his injury or condition.

Area Three detectives are investigating the initial incident. The Civilian Office of Police Accountability is investigating the shooting.

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