U.S. Marshal, K9 shot by suspect during arrest in Belmont Cragin

CHICAGO (CBS) — A U.S. Marshal and a Okay-9 had been shot and wounded Thursday afternoon in the Belmont-Cragin neighborhood.

At 1:23 p.m., Chicago Police officers and members of the U.S. Marshals Great Lakes Regional Fugitive Task Force had been attempting to apprehend a needed suspect in the 5200 block of West Belmont Avenue.

During the course of the arrest, the suspect fired pictures and wounded a U.S. Marshal, who suffered non-life-threatening accidents.

A U.S. Marshal K9 canine was additionally shot. The animal’s situation remained unknown late Thursday.

U.S. Marshal, K9 shot in Belmont Cragin


A Chicago Police officer returned hearth, however didn’t strike anybody.

Two folks had been taken into custody, and an investigation is underneath method.

Police as of 4 p.m. had a stretch of Belmont Avenue blocked off between Laramie and Lockwood avenues. They had been focusing their consideration on the companies and buildings on the south facet of the road. 

Numerous officers had been additionally seen investigating the alleys and gangways off of Belmont Avenue.

Hickey talked to neighbors and witnesses. Two witnesses really take heed to police scanner site visitors recurrently and tuned in proper after the pictures had been fired.

“I’m not going to lie – we thought it was drugs or gangbangers – because that’s all that’s took over this area. But then they when they heard on the scanner, it was like, OK, we’ve got all these police officers getting shot – you know what I mean?” mentioned one girl, Sue.

“That is unsettling, because at the same time where you have children running around and kids coming out of school and whatnot – it’s not too late for kids coming out of school – and hearing this,” mentioned witness Mohammad Kanan.

U.S. Marshal, K9 shot in Belmont Cragin


Kanan identified that this comes very quickly after a Chicago Police officer was shot and wounded in a distinct a part of town.

“Just last night, a police officer in Englewood got shot,” he mentioned. “So first at first, I was surprised that next thing you know – add on, added on, was a K9 was also shot.” 

Meanwhile, our cameras on the MedVet Chicago veterinary hospital, 3305 N. California Ave., captured a person we imagine is a U.S. Marshal with blood on his arm. The Fire Department mentioned he was not transported from the scene by ambulance.

The Chicago Police officer who returned hearth on the suspect has been positioned on routine administrative go away for 30 days. The Civilian Office of Police Accountability will conduct a evaluate.

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