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Chicago police officer seriously wounded after dragged by vehicle in Englewood, CPD says


CHICAGO (WLS) — Slung over the shoulders of his colleagues, a Chicago police officer hobbled to a close-by SUV after being seriously wounded on the South Side.

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The officer had been hit and dragged by a automobile fleeing a site visitors cease, in line with police.

About 7 p.m., there was an altercation between an officer and an offender in the 6300 block of South State Street, Chicago hearth officers stated.

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The officer was then dragged by a vehicle for about 40 toes, hearth officers stated.

Moments after hitting the officer, Teccara Murphy stated she noticed the fleeing driver dangling from the automobile.

“He had his door open like he was going to jump out of the car,” Murphy stated.

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“He was hanging out of the car, yes, like hanging,” Nefatari Fowler added. “He trying to not crash himself, but hanging out of the car.”

Murphy stated the motive force sideswiped her SUV as he sped off close to 63rd Street and Wabash.

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“Flying up 63rd with the door wide open and I thought maybe he was going to get over but he didn’t. He actually swerved into my lane, hit my car and continued. Flew around the corner like a bat out of hell,” Murphy described.

“We seen him coming this way and the door was already open so it was more, ‘what are you doing?’ We were trying to swerve and get away from him,” Fowler stated.

Police stated officers had been conducting a site visitors cease when the offender all of the sudden reversed and dragged the officer, pinning him between the suspect’s fleeing automobile and a viaduct.

This newest incident comes throughout a chaotic and unsure time for Chicago police; and occurred just some miles from the place Officer Ella French was shot and killed, and her associate badly injured Saturday evening throughout a site visitors cease.

Police discovered the black Chevy impala not removed from the crash at 61st and Indiana, as others helped one other injured colleague in uniform to the identical hospital the place French’s associate is slowly recovering.

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The Sun-Times Media report contributed to this text.

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