2 in custody after Chicago cop dragged by vehicle near Red Line station
Officers were conducting a traffic stop on a Chevrolet Impala when the car sped off, dragging an officer before striking a pole at the CTA station, police said.
An officer was injured Monday after being dragged by a vehicle on the South Side.
Officers were conducting a traffic stop on a white Chevrolet Impala about 8:10 p.m. in the 9500 block of South Lafayette Avenue when the car sped off, dragging an officer by the driver’s side door, Chicago police said.
The Impala struck a pole at the 95th/Dan Ryan Red Line station, causing the officer to be ejected from the door and strike a fixed object, police said.
The officer was taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn with non-life threatening injuries, according to police. Chicago Fire Department officials said the officer was in serious condition.
Two people were taken into custody, police said.
The shooting occurred in the 4100 block of South Wells Street. Three police officers and two civilians are in good condition. Two others are in critical condition.
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