Off-duty Chicago cop involved in shootout during robbery attempt in Calumet Heights: police

An off-duty Chicago police officer was involved in a shoot-out Thursday night in the city’s Calumet Heights neighborhood, according to police.

According to investigators, the shooting took place during an attempted car theft and robbery, and one of the possible suspects was shot.

The incident occurred near the intersection of East 88th Street and South Constance Avenue.

According to police, the off-duty officer was near her car, a white SUV, shortly after 6 p.m. when at least three suspects approached and demanded their vehicle and property. According to police, there was a “exchange of gunfire with an armed offender” during the encounter.

The back window of the Tesla was shot out during the exchange, but the officer and two suspects were not injured, according to police. According to CPD, a possible suspect was taken to Trinity Hospital with a non-life threatening gunshot wound.

The suspects fled after the shootout, according to police, who remained on the scene for hours Thursday night investigating.

The Civilian Office of Police Accountability is now looking into the shooting, and the officer involved has been placed on administrative leave for 30 days.

Following the shooting, police have also stated that they are conducting their own comprehensive use of force investigation.

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