Cicero officer released from hospital after being shot on Southwest Side

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CHICAGO (Sun-Times Media Wire) - A Cicero police officer shot last week on the Southwest Side was released from the hospital Tuesday.

Officer Luis Durate, 31, was released to his family Tuesday afternoon after undergoing surgeries to remove bullets and treat wounds to his arm and leg at Mount Sinai Hospital, Cicero police spokesman Ray Hanania said Tuesday.

“He is doing well and we wish him a speedy recovery,” Hanania said in a statement.

Durate was shot four times about 5 p.m. Thursday in the 4200 block of South Cicero after he tried to conduct a traffic stop in the Little Village neighborhood, according to Cicero and Chicago police.

Daniel Mageo, of Long Beach, California, faces two counts of attempted first-degree murder and one count of aggravated battery with a firearm in connection with the shooting, according to Chicago police.

Mageo, 27, was also shot during the encounter and was still hospitalized at Stroger Hospital when he was denied bail during a hearing Sunday at the Leighton Criminal Courthouse, according to court records.

The incident began when Duarte and his partner tried to pull over Mageo’s vehicle in the 3900 block of South Cicero, but he took off until he got caught in traffic on the ramp to southbound Interstate 55, Cicero police said hours after the shooting.

Mageo then got out and opened fire, hitting Duarte twice in the arm, once in the leg and once in the abdomen. Duarte’s partner returned fire, as did a concealed-carry holder who had been sitting in traffic on Cicero Avenue, according to authorities.

Chicago police are investigating the shooting and Illinois State Police are investigating the officers’ use of force.