Man suspected of shooting Chicago cop captured

24 Septembre, 2019, 01:26 | Auteur: Anatole Charbonneau
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The suspect wanted in a shooting of a Chicago police officer, and an earlier shooting of a woman in the Fulton River District, was shot by police Saturday afternoon after a manhunt that started in West Englewood.

Blackman fled the scene after the incident and was considered armed and unsafe, according to Guglielmi.

Police said the suspect who allegedly shot him, 45-year-old Michael Blackman, is listed in critical condition.

Johnson said Blackman's arrest history dates to 1991 for burglary, battery, criminal trespass, disorderly conduct and possession of a controlled substance charges. He has not been charged in either shooting.

Michael Blackman on September 21, 2019.

The wounded officer, whose name wasn't released, is 40 years old and a 16-year Chicago police veteran in the fugitive apprehension team, Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson said during a news conference at Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where the officer was treated.

The officer underwent surgery and was hospitalized in stable condition.

The officer, who has not yet been identified, was shot twice in the groin area, said Chicago Fire Department spokesman Larry Langford, according to ABC Chicago station WLS. He lost almost a third of his blood despite applying a tourniquet on himself, Guglielmi tweeted.

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Dr. Jane Kaylee Lee, a trauma surgeon at the hospital, said the officer came in "bleeding to death" with multiple gunshot wounds.

Lee said she believes the officer will have a "good recovery".

Mayor Lori Lightfoot went to the hospital and met with the officer's family. "They run to danger to protect us".

On Friday, police released surveillance video from a bicycle shop showing Blackman at the counter getting a flat tire fixed just minutes before Wednesday's shooting. Johnson said the woman underwent surgery and is expected to survive.

PHOTO: Police search for a suspect who shot a Chicago Police Department officer, near 63rd and Damen, Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019.

In a separate incident, two other officers were injured after responding to a call about a man with a gun inside of a South Side restaurant shortly after 4 a.m. Saturday.

Police spokesman say Blackman is suspected of shooting and wounding the officer Saturday morning on the city's South Side. They say the shooter was believed to be a fugitive and that he got away.

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