One officer was shot in the chin and vest, another was hit in the hip, and the bullet struck the third officer’s vest, according to Brown. The three were taken to hospital along with two other officers with chest pain.
Their conditions were not immediately relaxed.
Samuel Kingsley, an injured surgeon, told reporters that an officer with a wound on the left side of his neck had been placed on his breathing tube and had been stabilized by doctors.
The suspect was also shot and taken to hospital, Brown said. His condition was not released.
The shooting took place at about 9:40 a.m. When officers tried to take a suspect – known as a violent car perpetrator ̵1; into custody in front of a police station on the northwest side, Brown said.
Officers have spotted a car since June 26 in downtown. Firing fire exploded as the suspect was detained. According to Brown. “Officers got behind the car, identified it as the car that killed the car, stopped the car, put the suspect in custody, and then took the rest,” Brown said.
Investigators were still trying to organize the details of the confrontation, Brown said.
“I want to emphasize the fundamental dangers that these and all police officers in Chicago experience every day, protecting the people of Chicago every day,” the leader said.
“When they leave the house, they leave their loved ones, dress their stars and risk everything. They risk everything that protects us all.”
Mayor Lori Lightfoot asked the city’s residents via Twitter to join her in prayer for the officers.
“Today is a gracious reminder of the danger our men and women in the police department face every day when they put on their uniforms and leave their homes,” she wrote.
“This is the sacrifice they make to serve and protect our city and our fellow citizens.”