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2 CPD officers injured after being dragged by vehicle in Douglas

The officers were conducting a pat-down on a man suspected of carrying a gun inside of a White Castle restaurant when the man ran off and fled in a vehicle.

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Two officers were hurt after a vehicle took off in the 3400 block of South King Drive, Sept. 21, 2019, in Douglas.
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Two Chicago police officers were injured Saturday when they were dragged by a fleeing vehicle outside of a White Castle restaurant Saturday in Douglas on the South Side.

Officers responded to a call of a man with a gun inside the restaurant about 4:11 a.m. in the 3400 block of South King Drive and found a man who matched the person’s description, Chicago police said.

The officers patted-down the man and discovered he was carrying a gun, police said. The man pushed past the officers, ran and got into a parked vehicle.

As the man drove off, he struck a marked squad car and dragged both officers, police said. The vehicle was later found by police a few blocks away.

Both officers suffered serious injuries, including possible bone fractures and internal injuries in addition to abrasions and contusions, police said. They were taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital for treatment.

The man was not taken into custody and Area Central detectives are investigating.

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