Police-involved shooting injures cop and suspect

A Chicago police officer sustained a gunshot wound to the shoulder Thursday during a confrontation with a man on the Northwest Side.

A Chicago police officer sustained a gunshot wound to the shoulder Thursday during a confrontation with a man on the Northwest Side. At about 10:10 p.m., a man confronted officers near Belden and Kedzie Avenues and opened fire, striking one of the officers. Responding officers shot the suspect, police said. The officer is listed in stable condition. The suspect is in police custody. His condition is unknown. A weapon was recovered at the scene, police said. This marks the 48th police-involved shooting this year. The shooting is under investigation by the Independent Police Review Authority. ______ Copyright 2008 Chicago Defender. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

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