Three Chicago Police Officers Shot Chasing Fleeing Couple as Suspect Shot Dead
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel hailed the dedication of the injured officers
Three Chicago police officers suffered non-fatal injuries Monday afternoon in a shootout with a pair of allegedly fleeing suspects, PEOPLE confirms.
The three officers, who have not yet been identified, are expected to recover from their wounds, according to Anthony Guglielmi, a spokesman for the Chicago Police Department.
Guglielmi says the incident started when officers observed a man and a woman acting suspiciously. When they approached the pair, Guglielmi says the man and woman ran. The officers gave chase, and the man allegedly began shooting at them.
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The man, who has not been identified, was killed by an officer who returned fire during the pursuit.
The wounded officers administered first aid to the fallen suspect, who was later pronounced dead by medical officials.
In a statement, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel said, “Tonight, we were reminded of the dangers that our police face, and the bravery that they routinely display as three of our officers were shot in the line of duty. The thoughts and prayers of our entire city are with the officers and their families during this difficult time.”