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Teenager charged after Chicago Police officer struck by stolen SUV

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A teenager was charged after a Chicago Police officer was struck by a stolen SUV late Sunday in the Lawndale neighborhood on the Southwest Side.

The 17-year-old faces one misdemeanor count of battery causing bodily harm, according to Chicago Police. His name was not released because he was charged as a juvenile.

At 11:43 p.m., officers were walking up to the stolen SUV in the 3600 block of West Ogden when the vehicle sped away, striking one of the officers in the process, police said at the time.

The vehicle then struck a fence in the 1900 block of South Drake and two suspects ran away, police said.

The officer was taken to a hospital where he was treated and released, police said. No other injuries were reported.

The two suspects were eventually taken into custody and one of them was released without charges, police said.