ROSELAND, CHICAGO – A Chicago Police Officer is in serious but stable condition recovering this morning after he was stabbed in the head while confronting a man threatening a woman in Roseland. Officers shot the man and he is in critical condition.
The incident happened last night just after 7:30 p.m. in the 9900 block of S. Wentworth in the Roseland neighborhood on the city's south side.
According to the initial police statement and Deputy Chief Daniel O’Connor, officers responded to a call for help on the above block that said a man had entered a residence and was threatening a woman with a knife in a bedroom. The officers confronted the man, ordering him to drop the knife and let the woman go. The officers were reportedly able to pull the woman to safety before continuing to try to convince the man to drop the knife but he refused to comply.
One officer then reportedly deployed their taser, which was ineffective. At that time, the man lunged at an officer, striking him to the shoulder and head with the knife. An officer fired his weapon, striking the man.
The 35-year-old offender was rushed to University of Chicago Hospital where he is listed in critical condition this morning. The officers were taken to Christ Medical Center where the 29-year-old officer who was stabbed is in serious but stable condition. The other officer is there for observation, according to officials.
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