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Chicago officer shot in vest, injured after traffic stop

November 20, 2018

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago police say an officer is hospitalized after being shot in his bulletproof vest following a traffic stop on the city’s South Side.

Police say the male suspect fled Tuesday’s traffic stop in the Gresham neighborhood on foot and officers followed. The officer and the suspect were then shot in an exchange of gun.

Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi says the officer was expected to make a full recovery. His bulletproof vest took the brunt of the bullet’s impact.

Officers returned fire, striking the suspect in the upper body, leaving him hospitalized in critical condition.

Tuesday’s shooting comes one day after three people, including Chicago Police Officer Samuel Jimenez were shot to death at Mercy Hospital & Medical Center by a man who was also fatally shot at the hospital.

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