1 in custody after shootout with off-duty Chicago police officer on Near West Side

The officer was outside their vehicle about 2:05 a.m. in the 1500 block of West Roosevelt Road when someone got in and tried to drive away, Chicago police said.

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An off-duty police officer was involved in a shootout after someone tried to steal their vehicle Dec. 24, 2022.

Sun-Times file

An off-duty Chicago police officer exchanged gunfire with a suspect who tried to steal their vehicle early Saturday on the Near West Side, according to police.

The officer was outside their vehicle about 2:05 a.m. in the 1500 block of West Roosevelt Road when someone got in it and tried to drive away, Chicago police said.

After hitting a fire hydrant, the suspect got out of the vehicle and a shootout ensued, police said.

No injuries were reported and one person was taken into custody.

A weapon was recovered and charges were pending.

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