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Published on June 20, 2024
Chicago Police Officer Struck by Vehicle in Woodlawn During Arrest Attempt, Suspect in CustodySource: Google Street View

A Chicago police officer was struck by a car Wednesday evening in the city's Woodlawn neighborhood during an attempt to arrest a man, officials say. The incident happened around 8:40 p.m. in the 6400 block of South Ingleside Avenue, where officers had responded to reports of a disturbance. According to CBS Chicago, the man suspected of being involved in the disturbance was approached by police while in his vehicle.

With the intent to take the individual into custody, one of the officers was then hit by the car as the suspect attempted to flee the scene. Following a short pursuit, the man was subsequently arrested, and officers reported the recovery of a gun. Fleeing the scene of the disturbance, the police added that they gave chase to the suspect before apprehending him.

The officer who was hit sustained injuries that were determined to be non-life-threatening. He was transported to an area hospital for observation. As of now, there have been no further updates provided about the officer's condition. Reports by ABC 7 Chicago also confirmed the incident and that the officer was taken to a local hospital.

No charges against the man have been announced following his arrest, and Chicago police have not released additional information regarding the arrest. Found at the scene, a handgun was taken by the police as evidence.