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Officer shot during attempted traffic stop in Englewood to be released Sunday

CHICAGO (CBS) — A Chicago Police officer shot during an attempted traffic stop in Englewood final weekend is predicted to be released from the hospital Sunday. 

Officer Erik Moreno was anticipated to be released from the hospital Tuesday however was delayed with extra assessments carried out after he felt light-headed.  

Moreno together with two different officers in an unmarked squad automobile attempted a traffic stop on June 5, in the 6900 block of South Sangamon Street round 2 p.m., when he was shot.

Prosecutors mentioned the officers noticed Jerome Halsey, 27, driving erratically, and his brake lights had been out. 

Halsey become an alley and stored rushing till stopping his automobile at a dead-end, prosecutors mentioned.

Officer Moreno bought out of the squad automobile and was a foot away from the driving force’s facet door when prosecutors say Halsey “opened the door and fired a gun.”

Moreno was shot in the arm and torso. He was transported to the University of Chicago Medical Center in critical however steady situation, in accordance to CPD Supt. David Brown.  

Officers returned fireplace — putting Halsey, police mentioned.   

Halsey stays hospitalized at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn with a gunshot wound to the chest and leg. He’s charged with attempted first-degree homicide, aggravated battery, and aggravated assault on accusations that he shot Officer Moreno. His bond was set at $1 million  

The Civilian Office of Police Accountability responded to the incident and can be conducting a complete use of power investigation. All three officers that had been in the automobile will be positioned on routine administrative duties for 30 days.     

So far this year, 5 Chicago cops have been shot, and 20 others have been shot at.  

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