A Chicago police officer was shot dead on Monday, authorities said after another violent weekend in which four people were killed in 21 shootings.
The officer was responding to reports of an altercation between a security guard and an erratically acting alleged offender at the Ulta Beauty store around 3:30 p.m. in the 1000 Block of West North Avenue, the police superintendent of West North Avenue told reporters. Chicago, David Brown.
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The suspect had an argument with the officer who continued into the shopping area parking lot as another officer arrived, he said.
“This offender then fired three shots at our officer, hitting him once,” Brown said.
One officer was shot in the face and sustained a non-life threatening “right through” injury, Brown said. He was taken to hospital for treatment.
The officers did not retaliate during the shooting. The suspect was arrested at the scene and a handgun was recovered. Details of the injured officer were not disclosed.
Brown said response officers were close to the incident as the department stepped up patrols in the area.
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At an earlier media briefing, Mayor Lori Lightfoot said Police Superintendent David Brown responded to the incident. The shooting came hours after the department released its weekend crime figures.
Data shows four people were killed and 22 were shot from 6 p.m. Friday to 11:59 p.m. Sunday.