Chicago officer sustained gunshot wound while responded to burglary call

Chicago officer sustained gunshot wound while responded to burglary callPreliminary Statement on Officer Shot in the 1200 Block of West 72nd Pl

CHICAGO – On May 6, 2013, at approximately 9:00 pm, Englewood (007th) District officers responded to a call of a burglary in progress in the 1200 block of West 72ndPl. The officers proceeded to the second floor landing of the building where they were confronted by a vicious dog. The dog then charged the officers, as a result of this action; an officer discharged his weapon striking the dog. During the incident one of the officers sustained a gunshot wound to the leg and was transported to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The matter remains under investigation and all further inquiries should be directed to the Independent Police Review Authority at 312-446-3298.

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