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Suspect in custody after shot fired at Chicago cops in West Pullman

A driver fired a shot at police during a traffic stop in the 11900 block of South Lowe Avenue, Chicago police said.

Two men were shot, one fatally, August 1, 2021 in the Near West Side neighborhood.
A shot was fired at Chicago police Oct. 12, 2020, in West Pullman.
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A person is in custody after a shot was fired at Chicago police during a traffic stop Monday in West Pullman on the Far South Side.

Officers pulled a vehicle over about 9:55 p.m. in the 11900 block of South Lowe Avenue when the driver put the vehicle in reverse and struck a pole, Chicago police said.

As officers ran to the car, the driver reached for a gun and fired one shot at the officers, police said. The officers did not return fire but a struggle ensued and the driver was taken into custody.

The driver was taken to Roseland Community Hospital for a laceration to the eye, police said. Three officers were taken to a hospital for evaluation.

Charges are pending against the driver, and a passenger was taken in for questioning, police said.

Area Two detectives are investigating.

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