Two armed men attacked and robbed an on-duty Chicago police detective as he investigated a recent homicide in the South Shore neighborhood Monday evening, according to CPD. One suspect is in custody.
“Emergency, squad! Emergency, gimme some help,” the injured officer’s partner radioed seconds after the attack at 7:10 p.m. “They tried to rob my partner.”
The detectives were walking the 7700 block of South Yates when the robbers — one armed with a handgun and the other armed with a knife — moved in.
They jumped the cop from behind, physically attacked him, and began going through his pockets, police said. The officer’s partner intervened and the robbers ran from the scene.
Police arrested one suspect nearby, but the second remained at-large.
The injured officer, who has been on the force for 26 years, was taken to a hospital to treat head and neck injuries, police said.
Charges are pending.
The detectives were searching the area for witnesses, video, and other evidence following a weekend homicide.
Around 11:08 p.m. Sunday, officers found a 30-year-old man lying face-down in the doorway of his home on the 7700 block of South Yates with multiple gunshot wounds, police previously said. Neighbors reported hearing people arguing moments before shots were fired.