CHICAGO (Sun-Times Media Wire) - A person is in custody for striking a Chicago Police officer and a woman with a vehicle early Sunday in a hit-and-run in the Park Manor neighborhood on the South Side.
Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi tweeted that a person was in custody late Sunday morning and charges are pending.
About 2:20 a.m., the 43-year-old officer was talking with a woman in the street in the 6800 block of South State when he and the woman were both struck by a maroon vehicle that was northbound at a high rate of speed, according to Chicago Police. The vehicle sped away after the crash.
The officers were handling a possible domestic dispute at the time of the crash, police said. The officer and the 24-year-old woman both suffered injuries and were taken to Stroger Hospital.
Police later said the officer sustained multiple injuries and was in serious condition. The officer was released from the hospital Sunday afternoon and is expected to recover at home.
The Chicago Fire Department said the woman was in serious-to-critical condition.
Guglielmi said both “will be OK.”