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Driver shot by police in Joliet during traffic stop

The person was shot after pinning an officer against a car, police said.

A man is accused of stealing an ambulance July 1, 2021, in Joliet.
Joliet police shot a person Nov. 16, 2021, in the southwest suburb.
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A driver was shot by Joliet police after pinning an officer against a car during a traffic stop in the southwest suburb Tuesday afternoon, authorities said.

Police stopped the driver around 3:30 p.m. in the 100 block of North Center Street, but the person then struck an officer, Joliet police said in a statement.

More officers arrived at the scene and opened fire, striking the person, police said. The person was taken to a hospital but the condition was not known.

The officer was also taken to a hospital and stabilized, police said.

The Will-Grundy Major Crimes Task Force was conducting the investigation.