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2 Chicago cops shot after officer accidentally fires gun during struggle with suspect: report

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Two Chicago police officers suffered minor injuries Wednesday night after another officer accidentally fired their gun during a tangle with a suspect, a report said. 

The Chicago Tribune reported that the incident occurred around midnight in the suburb of Lyons. The officers were conducting a homicide probe at the time of the shooting.

They reportedly spotted a car believed tied to the homicide and engaged in a chase where there was an “exchange of gunfire,” MyFoxChicago reported, citing the Village of Lyons. The officers surrounded the vehicle at a gas station prior to the physical struggle.

The shooting occurred at a Citgo gas station in Lyons.

The shooting occurred at a Citgo gas station in Lyons.
(WFLD)

The paper, citing Chicago police Supt. David Brown, reported that a single bullet was fired and went through the arm of one of the officers and into the shoulder of the other.

Supt. David Brown, reported that a single bullet was fired and went through the arm of one of the officers and into the shoulder of the other. (WFLD)

Supt. David Brown, reported that a single bullet was fired and went through the arm of one of the officers and into the shoulder of the other. (WFLD)
(WFLD)

MyFoxChicago reported that a gun was recovered at the scene and two suspects were taken into custody.

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