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2 shot by Chicago police after officer dragged by vehicle in Englewood

Two men who were in a stolen sedan suffered non-life threatening injuries when both were shot by a Chicago police officer, authorities said.

This Chevrolet Malibu crashed in an alley in the 7200 block of South Green Street as it tried to flee from police. An officer was dragged a short distance as the driver sped off after the officer had approached the vehicle. One officer opened fire hitting both men in the car.
This Chevrolet Malibu crashed in an alley in the 7200 block of South Green Street Friday as it tried to flee from police. An officer was dragged a short distance as the driver sped off after the officer had approached the vehicle. One officer opened fire hitting both men in the car.
Tyler LaRiviere/Sun-Times

Two suspected car thieves were shot by Chicago police Friday in Englewood on the South Side.

Just after 5 p.m., an officer with the auto theft task force saw a stolen car, a black Chevrolet sedan, in the 7000 block of South Green Street, CPD Chief of Operations Fred Waller said at a news conference at the scene.

The officer approached the car on foot, but the driver sped off and dragged the officer a short distance.

More officers responded, and one of them opened fire, striking the suspects, Waller said. The car crashed in an alley in the 7200 block of South Green, between Green and Halsted Street.

CPD Chief of Operations Fred Waller talks tor reporters Friday about a police-involved shooting in Englewood.
CPD Chief of Operations Fred Waller talks tor reporters Friday about a police-involved shooting in Englewood.
Kathy Chaney/Sun-Times

The officer who was dragged was taken to an area hospital, where he is in good condition, Waller said. The suspects suffered non-life threatening injuries and are both in good condition at the University of Chicago Medical Center.

Both suspects were taken into custody, and a weapon was recovered on the scene, according to a statement from police. Charges are pending.

The Civilian Office of Police Accountability is investigating, and the officers have been placed on 30-day administrative leave, Waller said.