Chicago police officer and two federal ATF officers were shot early Wednesday while working undercover and sustained injuries while entering the I-57 freeway in an unmarked vehicle in Morgan Park, south of the United States. Lighthouse.
The shootings took place around 5.50 in the morning, at the I-57 ramp at the intersection of 119th Street, at a distance of 22 sup. Chicago police. David Brown said this at a press conference in front of Christ’s Advocate Medical Center, where police officers were hospitalized.
Chicago Police All three – a male Chicago police officer and two officers from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, a man and a woman – worked undercover shooting, Brown said.
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They were driving in the same unmarked vehicle, trying to enter an I-57 ramp when someone pulled over a car on the street, Brown said.
One ATF officer was shot in the hand, the other in the hand, and a Chicago police officer suffered a stab wound to the nape of the neck, probably caused by a bullet or glass, said Brown and Chicago firefighter spokesman Larry Langford .
Not all injuries were considered life-threatening and all three were taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center.
“We are limited in what we can say,” Brown said. “An investigation is underway, there are police and detectives on the scene following several leaders, but we cannot go into further details, otherwise we would have compromised the investigation at this time.”
Chicago Police Police “do not want to disclose exactly what they did,” Brown continued, saying only that the officer and the two agents were “investigating” and heading to the scene when they were shot.
No one is under arrest for the shooting, Brown said. More details about potential suspects were not immediately available.
“I just want to appeal to the public: after we get more information, we’ll ask for your help,” said Kirsten deTineo, special agent in charge of the ATF field division in Chicago. “Please keep these agents and this officer in your thoughts and prayers.”
deTineo said he could not share how long the agents had been in the ATF, but said they were both “older agents” and “not entirely new trainees.” Brown noted that the Chicago police officer had been in the military for “a long time” and was also a senior officer.
Chicago Police spokesman Tom Ahern said Tuesday that eight officers were shot dead the day before in 2021, bringing the number to 11 in the latest firefight. A total of 36 police officers have been shot or shot so far, Brown said. Wednesday.
“I think that highlights some of the things I’ve said over the last few weeks,” Brown said. “The police are doing their job at the highest level. They risk everything to protect the people of Chicago, including our cooperation with ATF officers.”
“They are doing their job and no one would do what the police are doing now,” he continued. “It is a very difficult time for law enforcement. However, they face challenges and do everything they can, and indeed the work they do is extremely dangerous. ”
119th Street was closed in both directions between Vincennes Road and I-57 for police activities at 6.30am. In the area around Christ Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, north and south of Kilbourn Boulevard was closed between 95th and 93rd Streets, with 95th Street closed in both directions between Kilbourn and Kostner Avenue.