Shootout with off-duty cop after attempted carjack on West Side
CHICAGO — An off-duty police officer engaged in a shootout when an individual attempted to hijack an officer’s car in Near West Side early Saturday morning.
Police said the off-duty officer was standing next to the vehicle at the 1500 block of West Roosevelt Road in the city’s Little Italy neighborhood around 2:05 a.m. when an individual entered the car and attempted to flee, hitting a fire hydrant.
According to the police, a shootout between the person and the off-duty cop ensued with no hits.
The person is in custody and there were no injuries reported. A weapon has also been recovered.
Police are currently investigating the incident and charges are pending.
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