Two people in custody after Chicago Police officer is shot in South Shore
CHICAGO - Two people were in custody, police said Saturday afternoon, after a Chicago police officer was shot multiple times Friday night in South Shore.
Third District officers were responding to a call of shots fired and found two people, 15 and 18, shot on the ground about 10:50 p.m. in the 7200 block of South Jeffery Boulevard when a female officer was struck multiple times by gunfire, police said. She was shot as she got out of the car.
Two people are in custody, police said on Saturday, and they have criminal records.
The victims were carrying a pizza into a residence when shots rang out.
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The injured officer and her partner then drove themselves to a nearby hospital. The injured officer is listed in stable condition.
"I visited the hospital early this morning. The officer is the 12th Chicago Police officer to be struck by gunfire this year," said Chicago Police Supt. David Brown on Saturday. "It illustrates their extraordinary courage and dedication to serve the people of Chicago."
The 18-year-old had been shot multiple times and died, police said. The 15-year-old had been shot multiple times in the legs and was taken to Comer Children’s Hospital, where they are listed in fair condition, police said. The officers did not discharge their weapons, police said.
The shooting and confrontation happened as someone was coming home with a pizza.
Hours after the shooting, the injured officer radioed in to let her fellow officers know she was okay.
"I just want to say thank you to everybody that responded and I'll be back soon," the officer said. "Have a good night and y'all be safe."
If anyone has any information regarding this shooting, you are asked to call Area One Detective Division at 312-747-8380.
The Sun-Times Media Wire contributed to this report.