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Chicago shooting: Officer Merrionette Park was shot on her way to work on East 103rd Street in South Deering


CHICAGO (WLS) – Merrionette Park Police said the decommissioned officer shot Saturday on Chicago’s South Side was on her way to work.

Police said: “Officer Robinson,” 51, was driving to work in the 2300 block of East 103rd Street at about 5:30 p.m. when someone in a white Chevy sedan repeatedly tried to stop him. stopped her and kept her car from passing him, police said.

That’s when a weapon was pointed at the officer’s driver, and several shots were fired, police said.

The other vehicle then crashed into another vehicle. One passenger escaped and continued to shoot at the officer.

Chicago police said the officer returned fire and also hit the suspect as the shooter.

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The officer was hit in the neck and taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center, where she was treated for superficial injuries and released.

Police said a good Samaritan helped police and was shot in the leg.

The 43-year-old bystander was also taken to the University of Chicago. He is supposed to be fine.

“I saw the stretcher for the ambulance [and] someone on a stretcher got into the ambulance,” said a witness who did not want to be identified.

The witness was a woman who had lived in the neighborhood for 54 years and did not want to show her face, but said she was shocked by what she saw just outside her door.

“It was an uproar, lots of ambulances, cars, police and many things,” she said. “It’s really sad to hear what’s going on. Every day you hear a lot of crime.”

It’s not clear what led to the shooting, but police say one person is currently in custody.

The video in the player above is from an earlier report.

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