CHICAGO — A Chicago Police officer was released from the hospital just hours after he was shot in the head on the city’s Far South Side.
The 34-year-old officer was shot in the area of 92nd Street and Manistee Avenue about 8:45 p.m. Sunday night as several officers executed a search warrant at a home.
Someone inside the home fired on the officers and a bullet ricocheted off some wood and hit the officer in the head right between the eyes.
A bullet fragment was lodged in his forehead.
He was initially was taken to Advocate Trinity Hospital by a fellow officer and then transferred to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Streeterville.
He was dazed but able to speak with fellow officers and doctors. He was released from Northwestern Hospital just after 3am Monday.
Superintendent Garry McCarthy was at Northwestern with the officer overnight. He said he was “very lucky”.
Six people inside the home were taken into custody for questioning. The gun used in the shooting was reportedly recovered by police.
McCarthy says they have the gunman in custody they just have to “sort out” the situation before they can be charged.
By Tonya Francisco/WGN News