Monday, February 27, 2012
Chicago Cop accidentally shoots himself in the foot following crash near Rainbow Beach
A Chicago police officer accidentally shot himself in the leg while trying to arrest three men this morning following a miles-long pursuit that ended with a crash near Rainbow Beach on the city's lakefront, officials said.
The unidentified officer was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn with non-serious injuries, according to police and union officials.
A Chicago police spokesman had no details on the shooting.
The incident began when the three men inside a vehicle sped away from a traffic stop near the intersection of 67th Street and Racine Avenue at about 1:45 a.m., said Pat Camden, a spokesman for the Fraternal Order of Police.
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