Shots Fired at Police in 016
- Police were conducting a manhunt this evening after an off-duty Chicago police officer exchanged gunfire with at least two would-be robbers this afternoon on the Far Northwest Side, authorities said.
No one was injured in the incident about 5:45 p,m. near Lunt and Algonquin avenues, not far from the city’s border with Niles, police said. As of 7:45 p,m., police were conducting a manhunt for the suspects, believed to be traveling in a purple Honda CRV.
The vehicle’s front-passenger side window apparently was shot out during the exchange of fire.
A man who owns a store near Addison and Elston avenues had pulled into his driveway near Lunt and Algonquin, when the Honda pulled up behind him, police said. The robbers, wearing masks, got out of the Honda with guns drawn and tried to rob the man.
Soon after, the off-duty officer, who works security at the man’s store, pulled up behind the robbers’ vehicle, apparently thwarting the robbery, police said.
The officer exchanged gunfire with the robbers, but no one was hit, police said.
No hits, but a bold as hell move following the business owner home and then exchanging gunfire with the off duty. Side jobs can be way more dangerous than riding around in uniform sometimes. Be careful.