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Man sought for abducting his child from Bridgeview shot by police

Updated: November 4, 2012 9:56PM



A police officer shot and critically injured a man who hit the officer with his car Sunday night in the Lawndale neighborhood on the West Side, authorities said.

The man allegedly abducted his 2-year-old child from Bridgeview, authorities said. Police from the Cook County Sheriff’s office spotted the man and the child at a Church’s Chicken restaurant near West Roosevelt Road and South Independence Boulevard about 7 p.m., police said.

Chicago police officers showed up at the restaurant and got into a confrontation with the man, police said. The man ended up getting behind the wheel of a burgundy sedan and hit an officer, who then fired at the vehicle, authorities said.

The man was listed in critical condition at John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County, said Fire Media Affairs spokeswoman Meg Ahlheim.

The officer sustained a broken leg and was taken in stable-to-serious condition to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, authorities said.

The child was taken in good condition to Mount Sinai Hospital, authorities said.

Investigators with the Independent Police Review Authority, which probes police-involved shootings, were at the scene collecting details, said agency spokesman Larry Merritt.

The shooting caused the Chicago Transit Authority to temporarily reroute the No. 12 Roosevelt bus, according to an alert from the transit agency.



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