Suspect in custody after Chicago officer was shot on Close to West Facet

CHICAGO – A person has been taken into custody after a Chicago police officer was shot in the city’s Near West.

Police spokesman Tom Ahern on Friday morning said a District 12 officer was shot at around 8:30 a.m. and taken to Stroger Hospital. Sources say the officer is in serious condition and has undergone surgery.

CPD Supt. David Brown said officers answered a domestic call on the 1300 block of West Taylor Street. When the officers got off the elevator to an apartment, they were chased by the offender.

“We must remember that officers are risking their lives every day for our safety,” Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot said at a news conference.

Brown said Chicago officers did not fire their weapons during the incident.

The violator was arrested shortly after the shooting.

No further information is provided.

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