CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago police say an officer was shot in the head during a “gun battle” on the city’s Northwest Side.
Police Department spokesman Anthony Guglielmi says the officer was struck Tuesday night during a shootout with a bank robbery suspect. The officer was taken to a nearby hospital.
Guglielmi initially said the officer only suffered a graze wound and was responsive, but the spokesman now says the bullet “did penetrate and exit” the officer’s skull and that the injuries are more serious than the preliminary diagnosis.
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Chicago Police Supt. Eddie Johnson and Mayor Lori Lightfoot are expected to give more details at a press conference late Tuesday.
Police haven’t revealed information about the suspect.
NBC Chicago reports two others were also critically wounded in the shooting, including a 15-year-old boy.
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