Chicago police detective robbed in South Shore while investigating murder scene; no charges filed

Chicago police continue to investigate the robbery of an on-duty police detective while the detective investigated a murder Monday in South Shore.

A suspect was taken into custody after the robbery, but was not charged in connection with the incident.

About 7 p.m., the detective was canvassing the scene of a fatal shooting from Sunday night in the 7700 block of South Yates Boulevard when two people approached him from behind, Chicago police said.

One person had a gun while the other had a knife, police said. They pushed the detective from behind and assaulted him while rummaging through his pockets.

The suspects fled after the detective’s partner showed up, police said.

The detective, a 26-year veteran of the department, was taken to a hospital in good condition with injuries to his head and neck, police said.

Officers arrested one suspect in the 2300 block of East 75th Street, but he was only slapped with drug charges unrelated to the robbery, police said Friday.

The 30-year-old man appeared in court Thursday and was released on a "pre-trial service monitoring program," court records show.

The other robber isn’t in custody, and the investigation remains open, police said.