Chicago officer hurt, suspect dead in exchange of gunfire: Cops – Chicago Tribune

A Chicago police officer assigned to bike patrol in the Central District was shot and a suspect was killed in an exchange of gunfire with a man who had reportedly been “acting erratically” at a park Thursday evening in the Prairie District neighborhood, authorities said.

One officer was taken by fellow officers to Northwestern Memorial Hospital from the shooting scene at Battle of Fort Dearborn Park after suffering what Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson said were non-life-threatening injuries. The other man was killed in the shooting a little after 8 p.m. Thursday, Johnson said.

The officer was expected to recover after being shot in the leg, sources said.

Johnson, outside Northwestern Memorial, said that bicycle officers were told by a citizen that someone was “acting erratically” in the park. Officers went to where he was in the park, where they found him on his cell phone.

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