Suspect, Chicago police officer shot after smash-and-grab at Prada store: source

A smash-and-grab crew raids the Prada store, 30 East Oak, on January 8, 2024. | provided

Editor’s note: A full update is available here.

CHICAGO — A smash-and-grab at the downtown Chicago Prada store ended in shots fired with a police officer and a suspect injured on Monday morning, according to a law enforcement source.

Preliminary information indicates that the suspect is in critical condition with gunshot wounds, and one officer was also shot in the leg. Information is still coming in as CPD prepares to hold a press conference.

Video provided to CWBChicago shows a smash-and-grab crew running in and out of the Prada store, 30 East Oak, around 4:15 a.m. A Chicago police officer saw them leaving the scene and noticed one had a gun, according to her radio transmissions.

Shots were fired moments after the officers engaged some of the suspects near State and Walton, according to a witness. Officers at the scene said they were unable to identify the injured suspect because he carried a fake identification.

The witness said the smash-and-grab crew used a vehicle to slam into the storefront, and the SUV remained inside the store. A second SUV was abandoned on the sidewalk outside Prada.

A second video shared with CWB shows officers surrounding the injured suspect with additional police units arriving:

This story is developing and will be updated.

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