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Sheriff’s deputy shoots fugitive who stabbed fellow officer in Bronzeville

SHARE Sheriff’s deputy shoots fugitive who stabbed fellow officer in Bronzeville
SHARE Sheriff’s deputy shoots fugitive who stabbed fellow officer in Bronzeville

A fugitive was wounded in an officer-involved shooting after stabbing a sheriff’s deputy Monday evening in the South Side Bronzeville neighborhood.

About 6:35 p.m., the deputies responded to the intersection of 41st Street and Michigan Avenue to arrest Joveaun Brewer, a 22-year-old Chicago man who hadn’t checked in with the Cook County sheriff’s office’s electronic monitoring program since Nov. 7, according to Sophia Ansari, a spokeswoman for the agency, and Chicago police.

As they tried to take Brewer into custody on an escape charge, he stabbed one of the deputies in the head, authoritiessaid.The deputy was expected to survive after beingrushedto University of Chicago Medical Center.

Another deputy then shot and tasered Brewer, authoritiessaid. He was taken to Stroger Hospital with a gunshot wound to his left armthat wasn’t thoughtto be life-threatening.

CPD officerSamuel Jimenez was fatally wounded about three hours earlier when a gunman opened fire at Mercy Hospital, which is located less than two miles from where the deputy was stabbed.

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