Chicago cop shot while responding to domestic disturbance
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CHICAGO, I.L.(AP) — A Chicago police officer responding to a domestic disturbance at an apartment building was repeatedly shot as he stepped off an elevator Friday, hours after two men were killed in a separate shooting downtown, authorities said.
The male officer was in serious condition with multiple wounds, Police Superintendent David Brown said outside Stroger Hospital.
Brown praised a University of Illinois-Chicago police officer who transported the man in his patrol car, “likely saving his life.”
“We are asking for prayers for this officer,” Brown said.
Police were called to an apartment building for help in a domestic disturbance.
“As soon as they got off the elevator to go to the apartment, they were fired upon by the offender,” Brown said, adding that officers didn’t shoot their guns.
The man, an ex-convict, was arrested, he said.
“We have seen over the last two years a significant surge in domestic violence-related calls but also domestic-related homicides and shootings. It is a huge public health and public safety issue,” said Mayor Lori Lightfoot, who joined Brown at the hospital.