CHICAGO — An off-duty 34-year-old Chicago police officer was shot twice in an armed robbery attempt in Clearing early Monday morning, police said.

The shooting occurred at about 12:30 a.m. in the 6300 block of South Nashville Avenue, police News Affairs Officer John Mirabelli said.

The officer was shot in the chest and the wrist, Mirabelli said.

The officer was able to retun fire, Supt. Garry McCarthy said in a brief press conference outside Advocate Christ Medical Center. The officer believes he may have struck the offender, but was not positive.

“He’s obviously shaken up,” McCarthy said, adding that the officer was awake and talking.

McCarthy said the officer’s wrist was broken, but the gunshot wound to his chest did not penetrate his chest cavity.

The shot cop was listed in “stable” condition, Mirabelli said.

No one has been arrested at this time.



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