Retired Chicago police officer grazed in shooting with suspected carjacker in Austin – NBC Chicago

Detectives are investigating after a retired Chicago police officer was grazed in a crossfire while trying to respond to a carjacking early Wednesday in the Austin neighborhood, officials said. responsible.

At around 1:45 a.m., the retired officer, 78, observed a neighbor being hacked into the 300 block of North Mayfield Avenue as he attempted to intervene, authorities said.

The suspect then began shooting, which resulted in an exchange of gunfire between the suspect and the retired officer, police said.

The retired office suffered a scrape on his thumb and was taken to a nearby hospital in good condition. Her neighbor, a 52-year-old man, was not injured in the incident, police said.

The Chicago Sun-Times reports that the suspected car thief fled in the 52-year-old’s Jeep and crashed it into a car parked in the 600 block of North Waller Avenue, about a mile from the stage.

A weapon was recovered from the scene of the shooting. No one was in custody, police said.

NBC Chicago

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