A concealed carry permit holder in Cicero, Illinois, intervened Thursday afternoon and shot at a suspect who allegedly shot a police officer.
According to WGN-TV, Cicero Police Superintendent Jerry Chlada indicated that officer Luis Duarte and his partner boxed a car in, forcing it to pull over “near the Cicero Avenue entrance ramp on I-55 on the border of Chicago and Cicero.” The suspect exited the car and allegedly opened fire on the police car, striking Duarte four times.
A Cicero police officer has been shot during a police investigation in Chicago at I-55 and Cicero Ave. Officer condition is unknown. Please avoid the area and make way for emergency vehicles as intermittent closures will be in effect. pic.twitter.com/WdCcRpfKZg
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The suspect then fled on foot and another officer gave chase. The suspect allegedly shot back toward the officer as they ran, and a resident with a concealed carry permit intervened, shooting at the suspect.
The suspect was hit with one round and was taken to the hospital “in serious condition.” The Chicago Tribune quoted Superintendent Chlada saying, “We were lucky enough to have a citizen on street that is a concealed carry holder, and he engaged in gunfire with this offender who was struck one time.”
NBC 5 reports that it is not known whether the suspect was struck by a bullet fired by police or a bullet fired by the concealed carry permit holder.
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