3 police officers shot, 1 attacker killed on West Side: Sources – Chicago Tribune
Three Chicago police officers were shot and suffered what a police spokesman said were non-life-threatening injuries and sources said an attacker was shot to death in the Homan Square neighborhood Monday night.
Three officers were shot in the 3700 block of West Polk Street but were being treated at Stroger Hospital for non-life-threatening injuries, said Chicago Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi. The officers may have been involved in an investigation of three people before the shooting incident.
One officer suffered a gunshot wound to the back, one suffered a gunshot wound to the foot and one was shot in the chest area, but possibly in a bullet-proof vest, a little before 10 p.m., according to sources. One officer was in serious-to-critical condition, a source said.
The Harrison District tactical officers were involved in a confrontation in the courtyard of an apartment building, one source said, citing preliminary reports.
State police confirmed they shut the Eisenhower Express all the way east from Independence Boulevard to hospitals where the officers were being taken.
Police shut down Damen Avenue at the Eisenhower in anticipation of ambulances that each had police escorts, just as the United Center was emptying of Blackhawks fans.
A young officer on the street made the sign of the cross as Ambulance 23, the second to arrive, passed over the bridge on Damen Avenue and into the ambulance bay at Stroger.
Each ambulance arrived to a couple dozen officers waiting at the door to the emergency room. When the third ambulance unloaded its patient, officers stood for a moment before fanning out and clearing the parking lot of those watching.
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Chicago Tribune reporter Grace Wong contributed.