CHICAGO - Police are investigating after an attempted robbery of an off-duty CPD officer on the city's far south side Monday evening led to an exchange of gunfire between the off-duty officer and the offender.
Authorities reported that on Monday, at approximately 5:44 p.m., an off-duty Chicago Police officer was approached by a male offender in the 2400 block of E. 92nd Street in the Calumet Heights neighborhood on the city's far south side.
The man was armed and allegedly attempted to rob the off-duty officer.
During the robbery attempt, an exchange of gunfire occurred between the offender and the off-duty officer. The offender was struck in the lower extremities and taken to the University of Chicago Hospital where he was initially reported in critical condition. Police later reported that the offender was stabilized at the hospital.
The officer did not sustain any injuries. A weapon was recovered on the scene.
The incident itself remains under investigation by the Chicago Police, while the specifics of the incident regarding the off-duty officer, including the comprehensive use of force investigation, are being investigated by the Civilian Office of Police Accountability.
The officer involved will be placed on routine administrative duties for a period of 30 days.
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